USAR Water Rescue
With the lessons learned from previous floods in the County of Marin, and what had happened in other counties with levee systems, it was decided to add a water rescue element to the Marin County Urban Search and Rescue Team. This component is classified as a Type I Swiftwater/Flood Search and Rescue Team (SF SAR Team).
All of the members from the SF SAR Team went to a week long class called Swiftwater Rescue Technician 1 and 2. Further training included inflatable rescue boat operations, personal watercraft operations, technical animal rescue, night river rescue training, and aquatic helicopter rescue training.
Equipment for the team includes: three Inflatable Rescue Boats (IRB), three personal watercrafts with attached rescue boards, personal protective equipment for each member, and technical rescue equipment.