Special Operations

Specialized Responses


The fire service has evolved over the years to encompass a growing number of life threatening events. These sometimes complex and diverse emergency situations demand specialized training, apparatus, and equipment. The Marietta Fire Department takes an all-hazards approach to serving its citizens and is committed to providing specialized response in the following areas:
  1. Advanced Vehicle Extrication Team

    Read about the lengths the fire department goes through to make sure they are up to date on the current trends in the auto industry to make sure they have the necessary equipment to assist in the event of an accident.

  2. Bicycle Emergency Response Team

    The Bicycle Emergency Response Team members attend special events to assist those in need who are hard to reach by vehicle.

  3. Confined Space Team

    A confined space is any enclosed space with limited egress and may have internal conditions that are immediately dangerous to life and health.

  4. Hazardous Materials Team

    A hazardous material is any item or agent--biological, chemical, physical--that has the potential to cause harm to humans, animals, or the environment either by or through interaction with other factors.

  5. Honor Guard Team

    The goal of the Honor Guard is to add formality in ceremonies and funerals for public safety personnel and to assist neighboring jurisdictions with honor guard services.

  6. SWAT Medic Team

    The purpose of Marietta's SWAT Medic Program is to provide emergency care to officers, bystanders, and suspects without having to wait on a unit staged at a distant location.

  7. Technical Rescue Team

    Learn about the technical rescue team training and browse through training images.

  8. Urban Search & Rescue Team

    Learn about the Georgia Search and Rescue team's training and volunteering.

  9. Water Rescue Team

    Read about the Water Rescue team training and view photos from their training exercises.