Technical Rescue Team

The Technical Rescue Team’s members are trained to respond to specific special rescue situations including rope rescue, confined space, structural collapse and trench rescue.  All team members are required to complete annual training in each of these four disciplines.

MABAS Division 4 Leadership

Team Leader
Mark Skala
Countryside Fire Protection District

Assistant Team Leader
Russell Kluchka
Lake Bluff Fire Department

Training Coordinator
Mike Vitale
Lincolnshire-Riverwoods FPD

Assistant Training Coordinator
John Gaffke
Libertyville Fire Department

CS/RR Discipline Support Leader
Eric Farr
Lake Forest Fire Department

MABAS Division 5 Leadership

Team Leader
Robert Seyl
Crystal Lake Fire Rescue Department

Assistant Team Leader
Adam Bucheger
Crystal Lake Fire Rescue Department

Struc. Collapse Discipline Support Leader
Ryan Mastandrea
McHenry Township Fire Protection District

Trench Discipline Support Leader