Special Operations Team Functions
Team consists of the personnel assigned to Engine 101,
1, and three (3) truck companies T2, T8, T9. A Special Events unit is
maintained for venues that are determined to have a need for on-site HazMat monitoring, detection and response capabilities. The team receives regularly
schedules training and large scale drills.
The Dive Rescue Team has been a part of the City of Orlando Fire
Department since 1946, but in the last few years has evolved into a
highly specialized and organized unit. The team consists of 38 specially
trained individuals who handle various types of water incidents, ranging
from emergency responses to evidence recovery. All of the members are
certified divers and receive a "Dive Rescue Specialist" rating after
completing a prescribed number of dives and training with a certified
instructor. In order to maintain a certification as a member of the Dive
Team, all divers must complete at least four dives per year.
The Technical Rescue Team (TRT) began in 1986 as
the High Angle Rescue Team or (HART). It has expanded to include
Confined Space Rescue, Trench Rescue, and Collapse Rescue each somewhat
overlapping the other in specialized training, skill requirements, and
similar equipment requirements. The Technical Rescue Team is tasked with
the responsibility of rescuing those persons who are located in such a
location as to require the use of specialized skills and equipment to
reach and remove them to a safe location.
consists of the personnel assigned to three (3) truck companies T1, T10,
T11 and Heavy Rescue 1. An additional equipment cache is located on the
technical rescue trailer designated as TR-1, which is available for use
as needed by the team. Regular in-service training in a vast array of
required skills helps maintain the teamís level of proficiency and
readiness to respond.