Decatur Fire Department is host to multiple Special Operations teams. With three Class I railroads, a city heavy with industry, Lake Decatur, the Sangamon River, and an airport able to handle wide-body aircraft. DFD proudly serves the cities residents with specialized training in:

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Hazardous Materials

Team members are trained to deal with chemical spills, gas leaks and other situations involving hazardous materials.


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SCUBA/ Dive Team

DFD is available to respond to water related emergencies utilizing multiple sized watercraft. DFD responds for dive rescues as well as recoveries.


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Technical Rescue

DFD responds to Trench, Confined Space, Collapse, and High Angle rescues involving ropes.