SORT Team - Special Operations Response Team
Known collectively as the "Mad Hatters", this 15 person team is made up of both EMTs and Paramedics who provide specialized training and skill sets in response to various types of high-risk incidents to include:
- Hazardous Materials Incidents (HAZMAT)
- Swift Water Rescue Incidents (WRT)
- Mass Casualty Incidents (MCI)
- Search and Rescue (SAR)*
Each team member is required to be certified at the "Operations" certification level for all of the rescue-related disciplines. More than half of the Special Operations Response Team are certified at the "Technician" level for all of the rescue-related disciplines.
For information, please contact Major Dean Douglas @ (501) 912-0238.
*Members of this team are eligible for selection to Arkansas Task Force One (AR-TF-1) as USAR "Medical Specialists".