Special Operations Division

Special Operations

The Special Operations Division is responsible for training that encompasses those incidents that the organization responds to that are considered low frequency/high risk. These may include:

  • Cliff/High Angle Rescue
  • Urban Search and Rescue
  • Structural Collapse
  • Water Rescue
  • Confined Space
  • Hazardous Materials
  • Trench Rescue
  • Terrorism/Weapons of Mass Destruction
  • Major Transportation Incidents- BART/CalTrain
  • Mass Casualty Incidents

These types of “infrequent” incidents require specific on-going education & training of a specialized nature, which the division is charged with overseeing.  Special Operations is responsible for providing many specialized services in support of the Department’s daily mission in North County Fire Authority and preparation in the event of a major disaster.