The Visalia Fire Department is recognized by the California Emergency Management Agency (CAL EMA) as a Type II – Medium Rescue department. The Technical Rescue Team is comprised of 23 current fire department members. The Technical Rescue Team was formed in order to provide our community with a level of expertise in the area of advanced rescue situations. As a Type II Medium Rescue, the Visalia Fire Department will not only be able to provide this high level of service to our community, but may be called to assist anywhere in the State of California. The Visalia Technical Rescue Team is capable of providing Confined Space Rescue, Trench Rescue, Swift Water Rescue, High and Low Angle Rope Rescue and Collapse Rescue.