Heavy Urban Rescue Team

  • A Look Back: Three Teens Rescued From Abandoned Mine Posted 07/19/2017

    Last summer three boys set out for a bike ride. When they didn't return, their afternoon adventure turned into a 16-hour multi-agency search operation at the Neda Iron Ore Mine in Iron Ridge, Wisconsin. The Madison Fire Department's Heavy Urban Rescue Team was among those who helped find them. Here's their story… Read more »
  • MFD Behind The Scenes: Grain Bin Rescue Training Posted 03/23/2017

    Urban and rural settings in and around Madison have the potential to present a variety of unexpected emergencies beyond the scope of standard Fire or EMS response. In some cases, that’s where the Madison Fire Department’s Heavy Urban Rescue Team (HURT) comes in.   Read more »
  • The Heavy Urban Rescue Team Practices Life-Saving Skills Posted 06/23/2015

    Utilizing acquired structures from our community stakeholders, members of the City of Madison Heavy Urban Rescue Team (HURT) routinely practice a variety of skills that facilitate saving lives and reducing destruction to property.   When buildings are compromised by forces such as tornados, motor vehicles, or even fire, a process called “shoring” is performed by HURT to render them safe. Read more »

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