Special Operations

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Heavy Rescue

Each station is equipped to deal with basic rescue situations. In addition, RFD has a heavy rescue unit. Apparatus and personnel, located at Station 4, are trained, equipped, and experienced in handling a wide variety of rescue and extrication situations. The department’s high angle, confined space, and swift water rescue capabilities are incorporated into the heavy rescue team.

Photo of firefighters in inflatable rescue craft photo of firefighter rappelling photo of firetruck with ladder extended


Hazardous Materials Response

The Hazardous Materials Response Team is located at Fire Station 5. HAZMAT 5 is the primary response unit and is supported by the other units in service.

 photo of Hazmat 5 truck

 photo of hazard suit being decontaminated
   photo of hazard suit being decontaminated