Rescue Task Force
"The Lincoln County Rescue Task Force (LCRTF)
is intended to provide a team of emergency responders trained in the response to
violence induced trauma incidents in
conjunction with law enforcement. The
team is intended for the triage, time
sensitive treatment, and extrication of,
victims in the “warm zone” of
high-risk incidents in
All members must be an active member/employee of an
Emergency Medical, Fire Department, or Law Enforcement Agency in Lincoln County .
Do you have what it takes?
Working on the Task Force is NOT like any other position!
Build leadership and critical thinking skills for life while you serve others in their time of need. When a situation gets chaotic most people run the other way, but not with this group. It is time to dig down deep and think about how you might want to better your community.
Must be able to work as a team.
Must be willing to take a 1 or 2 day course in Tactical Combat Care.
Must be recommended by your Department Chief. NOT ALL applicants will be selected.
All applicants will be subject to a Criminal and Mental Health background check.
Active Shooter Incidents (ASI) have occurred for decades; however, the frequency of them has
increased significantly and NO community is immune or has been spared. ASI’s aren’t going away anytime
soon, but the shift in the paradigm for the response by first responders in an effort to save lives can be implemented immediately. With the proper training, equipment, and collaborative partnership with law enforcement personnel, you CAN save a life during an ASI.
Must understand that this line of work will have high levels of mental stress.
Must have the ability to work with limited supervision, but still work well under a Command type structure.
Must be able to drag a weighted manikin a measured distance.
RTF members are outfitted with ballistic vests, ballistic helmets, and other protective gear, and are specifically trained and equipped to deal with violence-induced trauma. First arriving members will team up
with patrol officers to move quickly into “warm” zone areas along cleared corridors to initiate treatment and evacuation of victims. The goal is to rapidly provide stabilizing medical care in MCI type incidents.
Must be physically fit enough to carry at least 40 lbs. of gear on body during mission.
Must be available for Mandatory training sessions.
Must be clear and concise with communication between all agencies involved.