Southwest Florida Urban Search & Rescue

A State & Local Partnership

Deployment Status

Florida USAR Task Force 6

Southwest Florida Urban Search & Rescue (designated as FL-TF 6) is a multi-agency, multi-discipline search & rescue task force dedicated to serving the community of Southwest Florida, and its surrounding areas.

Monitoring Hurricane Ian

FL-TF6 is currently monitoring the changing conditions of Hurricane Ian. Changes in team status will be published to the website as they are made available.

Our Services

SWF USAR is capable of responding to a variety of incidents that may include

  • Structural Collapse Rescue
  • Confined Space Rescue
  • Trench Rescue
  • Large Animal Rescue
  • Wide Area Search
  • Low/High Angle Rescue
  • Swift Water Rescue
  • Incident Support
  • and more…

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Our Team

Our team is comprised of 90+ members that include civilian volunteers, firefighters, paramedics, and specialists from the following departments:

  • Bonita Springs
  • Estero
  • Fort Myers Beach
  • Fort Myers Shores
  • Iona-McGregor
  • Lee County Division of Public Safety
  • North Collier
  • San Carlos Park
  • South Trail
  • Cape Coral
  • and more…

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Our Stories

SWF USAR has served the region as well as the State of Florida in a variety of incidents including:

  • ​Surfside Structure Collapse
  • Construction Incident Technical Rescue
  • Hurricane Dorian
  • Hurricane Irma
  • Hurricane Matthew
  • Cape Coral Tornado
  • Estero Missing Children
  • Hurricane Charley
  • and more…

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