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Special Operations

Metro Fire’s Special Operations Division works under the Operations Branch.  The Special Operations Division consists of 12 specialized programs that include:

  • Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting (ARFF)
  • Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)
  • Dozer Operations
  • Emergency Operations Plan Management
  • Foam Operations, Hazardous Materials (HazMat) response
  • Technical Rescue
  • Tactical Emergency Medical SWAT (TEMS)
  • Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI)
  • Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV)
  • Urban Search and Rescue (US&R or USAR)
  • Water Rescue.  

Each of the programs has a Program Manager and the Managers report to the Special Operations Battalion Chief.  Each of these specialized programs exist to enhance our service delivery while also supporting Metro Fire’s ability to be an “All-Risk Agency”.