Special Operations Division

In addition to traditional firefighting responses the department is also responsible for and trained to conduct operations for specialized emergencies such as:

  • Hazardous material spills/leaks
  • WMD/Terrorist attacks
  • High angle rescue
  • Confined space rescue
  • Petroleum/foam firefighting
  • Vehicle extrication
  • Ice rescue
  • Water rescue
  • Marine firefighting
  • Marine search and rescue
  • Oil spill containment
  • Aircraft crash rescue

These operations fall under the Special Operations Division which is broken up into the following sections: