Special Operations


The Rockford Hazardous Materials Team is a highly trained, specialized unit within the department at Station Number 7. Calls answered involve hazardous materials or situations at fixed facilities and transportation incidents. This includes fuel, natural gas, and chemical spills or leaks.

Water Rescue

The Rockford Fire Department Dive Team members provide a high-risk response in Public Safety Diving and Water Rescue Operations to the citizens of Rockford. The team takes pride in providing water safety public education to our community.

Technical Rescue

Technical Rescue includes calls answered for extrication, confined space rescue, high-angle rescue, and elevator rescue.  The Rockford Fire Department's Technical Rescue Team (TRT) is equipped and trained to rescue victims trapped in above or below-ground emergencies. Extrication from vehicles, machinery, etc., is the responsibility of Engine Company Number 4, Engine Company Number 8, and Engine Company Number 11.