Southwest Florida Urban Search and Rescue was formed in June 2001 to provide specialized rescue response to incidents that involve confined space, trench, low/high angle rope, swift water, and structural collapse situations.

Designated by the State of Florida as Florida Task Force 6, SWF USAR is available to respond to search and rescue emergencies regionally and throughout the state.

The 80+ member task force is composed of firefighters, paramedics, and specialists from over 12 different agencies within the Southwest Florida region. Task force members also include volunteer specialists in structural engineering, emergency medicine, canine search & other specialties.