Special Operations

Special Operations Team – Hazardous Material and Technical Rescue

The Washington County Special Operations team provides emergency response to hazardous materials spills and technical rescue incidents (rope rescue, collapse rescue, trench rescue, swift water rescue, confined space rescue).  In addition to responding to technical rescue and hazardous materials incidents, the team also responds to all structure fire incidents within the county.

The station is staffed by volunteer, career, and part-time firefighters who have received extensive training is these highly specialized disciplines.  The station houses specialized apparatus that include a HazMat Unit, a Technical Rescue Squad, Rescue Boats, and other specialized vehicles and equipment.

The Special Operations Team responds to approximately 450 incidents per year.