The Fremont Fire Department's Special Operations Task Force was placed into service on July 1, 2008. The Task Force consists of 27 highly-trained Firefighters assigned to one of the three engine companies, operating out of Fire Stations 5, 10, and 11. When requested, all three companies respond together as a Task Force to the scene.
The Special Operations Task Force is committed to meeting the stated goals of the Fremont Fire Department mission statement by providing specialized training and technical support in the areas of rescue, hazardous materials, and disasters.
Task Force Firefighters respond to the following types of incidents:
Hazardous materials incidents
Confined space rescues
High and low angle rope rescues
Structural collapse rescues
The Special Operations Task Force is certified as a Type 1 Heavy Rescue Team and as a Type 2 Hazardous Materials Response Team with the California Office of Emergency Services.