The Special Operations Division trains and responds to emergency hazardous materials incidents, technical rescues, and the rescue of all incident victims. It also responds to disasters and assists other local emergency responders.
As a result of countywide strategic planning, Wylie is primarily concerned with two specialties: Water Rescue and Hazardous Materials response. Although these are our primary areas of concern, attention is given to all areas of specialized response. Current plans call for other agencies throughout Collin County to focus on other specialty areas, with hazardous materials being a joint effort amongst all agencies.
Special operations is a multi-faceted section and has management responsibilities for the following programs:
- Hazardous Materials
- Swift Water/Dive Rescue
- Specialized/Technical Rescue