Special Fire Dept. Operations


The Rescue Gator is a 4x4 heavy duty utility vehicle designed to get rescuers on scene of back country rescues or provided EMS support at special events. The Rescue Gator is designed to carry one patient, three Firefighters and assorted emergency gear. The Rescue Gator provides safety, patient comfort, and rapid extrication during back country rescues.


The Zodiac Rescue Boat has a 90 Horse power 4-stroke Yamaha Engine and is equipped with Basic Life Support medical gear, rescue throw bags and life vests.  The Fire Rescue Boat provides search and rescue operations in most Eastbay Regional Parks freshwater swimming areas and coastal shorelines. The Rescue Boat is ready to go with an integrated storage console, patient seating, bow box, and additional storage for all our emergency gear.  


Technical large animal rescue is an infrequent, inherently dangerous type of heavy rescue. East Bay Regional Parks Firefighters are trained in moving and extracting disabled animals from trails, ditches, creeks,  or overturned trailers by rope and mechanical rescue.  Fire Department Personnel are trained in animal behavior in emergency situations and are equipped with all the necessary tools to keep the responders, victim, and victim’s animal as safe as possible. 

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