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.

Latest Deployment
Flooding / Hurricane Support
Charlotte County, FL
July 2021

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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