The Cumberland County Technical Rescue Operations Team (TROT) is a county-based technical rescue team comprised of the following participating agencies: Citizens Fire Company, Enola (Company 18); Citizens Fire Company, Mechanicsburg (Company 27); Cumberland-Goodwill Fire Rescue Company, Carlisle (Company 40); Hampden Township Volunteer Fire Company (Company 30); Washington Fire Company, Mechanicsburg (Company 28); West End Fire and Rescue, Shippensburg (Company 54); and West Shore Emergency Medical Services (Company 80).
The team is capable of regional response within South-Central PA and is trained, equipped and capable of conducting “operations” and “technician” level rescue activities (as outlined in NFPA 1670) in the following disciplines:
Trench / Excavation Collapse and Emergencies
Building Collapse or Instability
Rope / High Angle Incidents
Confined Space Emergencies
When requested, the team functions under the authority of the local Incident Commander or the Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) to provide information, guidance and support of specialized rescue operations.
TROT is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and can be requested directly through the CumberlandCounty9-1-1 Center by any local Incident Commander responding to, or operating on the scene of an incident where it is believed that the capabilities of the team may be of benefit.
The team can also be placed on automatic response for technical rescue incidents by indicating “Company 500” on box card assignments for rescue incidents involving any of the incident types listed above.
For additional information, you may contact Michele Parsons - 717.218-2917 or email