The legislation is referred to as HB 3484 and is titled "An act relative to
the creation of the Commonwealth Technical Rescue Regions and
The Bill has been proposed to accomplish three objectives:
a) Establish five (5) distinct technical rescue team response districts
within the Commonwealth
b) Establish a council that is comprised of Fire Chiefs, EOPPS, State
Fire Marshal, Mass Call and Volunteer rep, PFFM reps (2), Mass
Association of Technical Rescue Specialists reps (2), 1 team rep from
each response district.
c) Create a mechanism (Technical Rescue Services Fund) from which
Technical Rescue Teams can recover all costs associated with the
performance at technical rescue incidents and create a sustainable
funding source from which the 5 teams can operate from. To include the
purchase of new or replacement equipment, training expenses to include
backfill and overtime costs for team members.