We are an all hazard Urban Search & Rescue team serving as the rescue response team for an 8 County Region in West Central Ohio. Members respond to a wide range of technical rescue incidents utilizing a large cache of equipment strategically located throughout the region. This is a specialized technical rescue team and previous rescue experience is necessary.

How to Become a Strike Team Member 

Thank you for your interest in the Ohio Region III Rescue Strike Team.

Strike Team applicants may be subject to an interview and drug screening as well as a background check. Selection will be based upon experience and qualifications as well as the current needs of the Strike Team. Once a selection is made, Strike Team members will be cross-trained in all areas of search and rescue. This flexibility is an integral part of the team’s success.

Applicants must understand that upon selection, they will be required to attend training sessions, simulated deployments, and occasional work details to maintain an active status with the Strike Team. Members who fail to maintain an active status within the team may be subject to removal. Additionally, all applicants must remain “fit for duty” with their sponsoring agency.

Applicants must be employed by a public government entity within the eight county response area or have specialized training in lieu of employment requirement. Applicants must hold a valid Ohio Driver’s license and proof of insurance. Each application must be signed by the Chief of the applicant’s sponsoring agency or the applicant’s work supervisor if not emergency service affiliated, before it will be accepted.

If you are interested in more information about the Strike Team please direct all questions  to:

Michael Guadagno, Coordinator/Strike Team Leader

Washington Township Fire Department, Battalion Chief
8320 McEwen Road
Dayton, Ohio 45458
(937) 626-0734 personal cell
(937) 270-7272 work cell
(937) 432-2854 office
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