Special Operations are overseen by the Technical Services and Special Operations (TSSO) Battalion which is responsible for ensuring the efficiency and effectiveness of the department’s emergency response operations through: training and education; equipment and procedural research; testing and evaluation; quality improvement; health and safety; logistics management; and coordination of specialized teams and special events. The TSSO Battalion is responsible for coordinating the County’s special operations capabilities to include: technical rescue, hazardous materials response, medical response to weapons of mass destruction, maritime incident response and the departments support of and operations at special events.
Hazardous Materials Response Team
Maritime Incident Response Team
Metropolitan Medical Response Team
Technical Rescue Team
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