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HUSAR - Heavy Urban Search and Rescue
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Disasters can be defined as events that cause serious disruptions in the services that are essential for the normal operation of a community(s) and frequently result in widespread human and environmental losses. Such disruptions exceed the emergency management capabilities of the affected community(s).

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Search and rescue in collapsed structures is a highly complicated and dangerous task. CAN-TF3 Toronto HUSAR (PDF)."is a team of well-trained professionals in a variety of disciplines. In order to be prepared for any eventuality, the team's training is ongoing, encountering many different types of scenarios.

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Toronto’s HUSAR Program is jointly funded by the City of Toronto, the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services and Public Safety Canada.

The City of Toronto and Toronto’s HUSAR team would like to thank Public Safety Canada and the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services for their ongoing support and financial contributions to our program over the years.

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Contact information
Doug Silver
Division Chief Professional Development and Training Special Teams Coordinator HUSAR/CBRN
Toronto Fire Services
4330 Dufferin St
Toronto, ON, Canada M3H 5R9
Tel: (416) 338-9104
Fax: (416) 338-9060

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