Special Operations or "SPECOPS" refers to those situations that endanger life and require specially trained personnel and equipment to mitigate. In the Fairfield Fire Department, "SPECOPS" is divided by discipline into two distinctive sections: (a) Hazardous Materials Team and (b) Advanced Technical Rescue.
Members assigned to these specialty units are required to complete extensive training and must constantly refresh their skills due to changing hazards and new technologies.
Hazardous Materials Team
Responsible for planning, training and organizing hazardous materials responses by Fairfield fire Department, maintaining equipment and ensuring OSHA compliance and refresher training for both operational and technician personnel.
Responsible for planning, training and organizing confined space, trench rescue, high angle rope and building collapse rescue techniques in accordance with Fairfield Fire Department rescue capabilities and OSHA requirements for operational and technician personnel.
HAZMAT Team Resources
The following links are provided as a quick access point for HAZMAT Technicians to use during field operations and training.