Special Capabilities


We are one of the few departments in the county that possess the equipment and trained personal to perform highly specialized rescue operations including:
  • Ice Water Rescue Team
  • Water Rescue Team
  • Rapid Intervention Team (RIT)
  • Technical/Rope Rescue Team
  • Vehicle Extrication Technicians
Recently acquired state of the art Holmatro Extrication and Lifting Equipment
The alarm sounded at 2:42am for mutual aid. This is when a neighboring department calls out for assistance. On this occasion, the call was to provide the services of our specially equipped rehab trailer. This equipment, and the individuals who operate it, see to the physical well being of firefighters on scene. We have the ability to monitor vital signs, provide first aid, hydration and oxygen if necessary. This unit allows us to provide these and other critical services in a climate controlled environment. This trailer also has communications equipment so it can be used as an Incident Command Center.
Unique to Station 26-1 is this Firefighter Rehab and Staging Unit