The Shawnee Fire Department recognizes that certain special operations require unique resources, training, and capability. Based on a risk assessment of our City, the Department has determined a need to provide for the following specialty services:
- Static and Swiftwater rescue
- Collapse/Confined space operations
- High/low angle rescue
- Industrial/Auto extrication
As a result, the Fire Department has assembled a Water Rescue and Technical Rescue group to meet this critical need. FireFighters who are members of these special operations groups maintain specialized training and certifications in addition to their normal duties as FireFighter/EMTs. The Shawnee Fire Department has a fully equipped rescue truck at our headquarters station to support the technical rescue operations in the City and throughout the region. In addition, the Department maintains two boats and water rescue equipment at our Fire Station #72 in the center of our community. These assets are deployable regionally and nationally in support of major rescue operations and disasters.