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
- Confined Space Rescue
- Trench Rescue
- Minnesota Task Force 1 (MNTF-1) urban search and rescue team
Hazardous Materials Response
Minnesota Aviation Air Rescue Team (MART)
Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT)
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.