Special Operations Unit
The Special Operations Unit consists of the Heavy (technical) Rescue companies, the Bomb Squad, the Hazmat Team, Tactical Medics, Dive Team and EMS Supervisors. As the Special Operations Unit Deputy Chief, under the direction of the Emergency Services Bureau Head, Chief Strahan is responsible for the administration of the Unit, which includes developing and reviewing standard operating procedures that affect special operations. Developing and implementing technical rescue training programs for our five heavy rescue companies and rescue engines in the city. Monitoring trends in technical rescue and adjusting operations to ensure the safety of all personnel. Review apparatus and equipment specifications for technical rescue.