In 1995, due to the increase in calls the ambulance put together a team of its members who were willing to respond to these calls. Response guidelines were tightened and those responding were better equiped to operate comfortably in the backcountry. Still, this was a loose organization that did not have any specific training for responses.
In 2001 several members of the ambulance and fire depts got together to form a specialized low angle response team. This team would have the training and equipment to operate in the backcountry with each member having enough equipment to stay out for up to 24 hours. Waterbury Ambulance Service offered to be the host provider for the team and in early 2002 the team was was officially formed.
Since that time the team has grown and surrently still has many members of the ambulance and fire dept, but also includes
other peaople who have a great interest in the outdoors as well as helping people.
WBRT Mission Statement
B-24 Liberator Crash, Camels Hump, 1944