Our TRT specializes in incidents that may be out of the typical scope of practice for most fire companies. They may respond to calls such as structural collapses, high- or low-angle rope rescues, confined space incidents, trench or evacuation collapses, or industrial accidents involving heavy metal. Each member is required to go through extensive training to obtain multiple certifications through the Office of the State Fire Marshal.
Our WRT specializes in responding to emergencies on bodies of water providing surface, dive, and swift water services. In addition to dive and swift water, our team is prepared to respond to ice and flood search-rescue- and recovery of all victims under the certifications and licensing done by Emergency Response Diving International.
Our HazMat team specializes in responding, identifying, and properly mitigating hazardous materials and WMD incidents. Like all others, training by the Office of the State Fire Marshal includes extensive training that includes initial isolation, proper identification, mitigation procedures, and termination of the incident.
Our SAR team is a part of Kane County Emergency Management which is comprised of volunteers dedicated to their community. SAR partakes in a division that assists in searching for lost and missing persons of all ages, disaster victims, human remains, and many other types of searches.
Drones have rapidly increased giving life-saving assistance capabilities to our first responders by letting us quickly assess and monitor emergencies from an aerial view. Our Drone Team, certified by the Federal Aviation Administration, will assist our other teams from an air command by surveilling and supervising the designated and surrounding area to help establish scene safety and assessment.
Our Fire Investigation Team is certified through the Office of the State Fire Marshal where they are taught the proper methodology of origin and cause determination. Investigations include scene examination, evidence recognition and collection, photograph and video documentation, interviews, analytics, reporting, and more. In addition to normal investigation duties, some members are also sworn law enforcement officers who investigate and assist with the prosecution of ARSON cases.