Saint Paul Fire Department Special Operations team members represent a group of Firefighters that, in addition to their primary firefighting duties, train to mitigate challenging situations across technical and dangerous rescue environments. The Training Division facilitates initial and recertification training expectations for these team members. 

Special Operations disciplines include:

Advanced Technical Rescue

  • High/Low Angle Rescue
    Fire - High Low Angle Rope Rescue
  • Confined Space Rescue
    Fire - Confined Space Rescue

  • Trench Rescue
    Fire - Trench Rescue

  • Minnesota Task Force 1 (MNTF-1) urban search and rescue team
    Fire - Structural Collapse Collage

Hazardous Materials Response
Fire - Haz Mat Collage

Minnesota Aviation Air Rescue Team (MART)
Fire - MART Collage

Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT)
Fire - SWAT Paramedic Collage

Water/Ice Rescue
Fire - Water Ice Collage

The Saint Paul Fire Department in conjunction with other local organizations in Ramsey County participate in SafetyNet, an advanced tracking system used for the search and rescue of individuals with cognitive disorders. Our Firefighters responded to a rescue featured on KSTP Television in Roseville using this technology with a successful outcome.


Last Edited: September 29, 2022