Proto team

Proto team

(ˈprəʊtəʊ)
n
South African a team of workers trained to perform underground rescues
[C20: from Proto, an early type of breathing apparatus used in rescue work]
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Kloof's Proto team was able to establish radio communications eventually to levels 35 through 39.
on Thursday night, another Proto team including paramedics made its way down to level 43.
Members of Rescue Training Services were called in to manage the rescue and coordinate the Proto teams, who started to pour in from as far away as the Free State and Evander gold fields.