PBCFR maintains two strategically located Special Operations teams, currently assigned to Stations 19 and 34, that respond to emergencies county-wide. Special Operations technicians receive continual training to maintain readiness in a number of disciplines, including:

  • Hazardous Materials Response
  • Confined Space and Technical Rescue
  • Dark Water Dive Rescue
  • Advanced Automobile Extrication
  • Explosive Ordnance Disposal (with PBSO)
  • High Angle Rescue
  • Trench Rescue
  • Large Animal Rescue
  • Structural Collapse Rescue​