Technical rescue unit

Technical rescue units are equipped to deal with incidents on or in water, ice and mud.  They also help with handling and rescuing horses, cattle and other large animals.

Equipment carried includes:

  • Surface rescue boat
  • Rescue sled
  • Inflatable rescue path
  • Animal rescue strops and lifting harnesses

These appliances are part-funded by DEFRA and are based at Carrow, Kings Lynn and Thetford.  They can be called on to help with major flood response across the UK.