Urban Search and Rescue Unit
The NOFD Urban Search and Rescue Unit trains members in search and rescue to respond to all hazards and all levels of emergencies.
The Urban Search and Rescue Unit participates in Louisiana Task Force-1 (LA TF-1), an organization encompassing Orleans, Jefferson, Plaquemines and St. Bernard Parishes. LA TF-1 responds to all hazards, including WMD, terrorist, structural collapse, water rescue, confined space, rope, trench, and vehicle rescue incidents of major proportions.
The Urban Search and Rescue has responded to numerous large-scale events, including Hurricane Katrina August 2005 through June 2006, and tornadoes in February 2007.