Special Operations

The Special Operations Team is comprised of members from the Chilhowie Fire Department and Marion Fire Deparment. The team currently consists of 21 members, is available 24 hours a day, and can be requested to assist other jurisdictions with mutual aid.

The team is dedicated to the promotion of professional knowledge in fields related to technical rescue. This achievement is made possible through the hard work and cooperation of team members.

The team is available to respond and safely mitigate rescues in:

  • Swift Water Rescue
  • Building Collapse
  • Emergency Shoring
  • Heavy Extrication
  • Confined Space Rescue
  • Trench Rescue
  • Rope and Tower Rescue