Strategic Services

The Strategic Services Division is led by Deputy Chief Chris Heppel and is responsible for emergency medical services, logistics, training, and special teams including the Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) team, the Confined Space team, the Hazardous Materials team, and the Water Rescue team. Key projects include developing a regional training program at the department's training facility and ongoing improvements to the Command Training Center, which provides simulated emergency incident scenarios.

The Strategic Services Division is also called upon when there is a local scenario requiring special precautions due to the presence of hazardous materials, large crowds, dignitaries needing protection, or other unusual circumstances presenting the possibility of a threat to life or property.