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San Diego Fire-Rescue
Special Operations US&R
1010 Second Ave, Suite 400
San Diego, CA 92101

Join CA-TF8

The following certifications and documents are required in order to apply to the CA-TF8 and must be submitted at the time of application:

FEMA IS-0100 Certification.  http://training.fema.gov/EMIWeb/IS/IS100b.asp

FEMA IS-0200 Certification. http://training.fema.gov/EMIWeb/IS/IS200b.asp

FEMA IS-0700 Certification. http://training.fema.gov/EMIWeb/IS/is700a.asp

FEMA IS-0800 Certification.  http://training.fema.gov/EMIWeb/IS/IS800b.asp

FEMA IS-0809 Certification.  http://training.fema.gov/EMIWeb/IS/IS809.asp
                                                                                                                                                                    CA State Rescue Systems 1 Certification.

Professional Medical Certificate or License (EMT, EMT-P, MD, RN, NP, PA, First Aid, etc.)

Current CPR Card or compliance letter on agency letterhead

HazMat First Responder Operations (FRO) certificate or compliance letter on agency letterhead

Copy of Pulmonary Function Test Clearance

2 Letters of Recommendation from supervisor, employer, current member of CA-TF8, DMAT team leader or your organization’s leader.


The following certifications and documents are highly desirable for selection. Proof of course completion must be submitted with this application:

NFPA 1670 Confined Space Rescue Technician Certification

NFPA 1670 Trench Rescue Technician Certification

NFPA 1670 Rope Rescue Technician Certification

NFPA 1670 Water Rescue Operations Certification

NFPA 1670 Vehicle & Heavy Machinery Certification or CA State Firefighter 1 Certificate

DHS/FEMA US&R Structural Collapse Technician Certification


Maintaining the following immunizations is a pre-requisite of the DHS/FEMA Urban Search & Rescue System and CA-TF8:

Tetanus/Diphtheria (Td): Three shot initial immunization (usually done in childhood) then current booster within the last 5 years. Contraindications: prior reaction to Td.

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