Specialized Teams

Introduction


While all members of the Libertyville Fire Department are trained in firefighting and emergency medicine, some other emergencies require specialized skills and equipment. These types of emergencies include hazardous materials, water rescue and recovery, side scan sonar, confined space, vertical rescue, trench or below ground rescue, structural collapse and wild land fires.
All members of these special response teams are also members of Mutual Aid Box Alarm System (MABAS) Division 4 and are required to be trained to the Technician Level. In addition to their regular department training, these special team members require additional monthly training and perform equipment maintenance to sustain their proficiency and skills.