The Special Operations Division is a part of the Emergency Response/Homeland
Security Bureau. Special Operations consists of:
Urban Search and Rescue
Swift Water Operations (Under
All personnel under Special Operations are certified firefighters
and and receive specialized training in HazMat, Swift Water,
Wildland Urban Interface or Urban Search and Rescue. These sections provide specialized responses to
hazardous materials spills, all water emergencies; including
standing or swift, major disaster responses;
manmade or natural, and weapons of mass destruction responses
providing decontamination and initial medical treatment.
The United States government's
national threat level is Elevated,
For all domestic and
international flights, the U.S. threat level is
High, or Orange.