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September 18, 2021

Special Operations

GOAL:  To respond to incidents requiring Special Operations (e.g. Technical Rescue, All Hazard type incidents) in a safe, effective and efficient manner, thereby protecting people, property and the environment.
The Technical Rescue Operations are part of a larger concept under the Ellis Dallas Unified Cooperative Team (EDUCT).  EDUCT is composed of the following participating cities/agencies:
  • Cedar Hill
  • Corsicana
  • DeSoto
  • Duncanville
  • Ennis
  • Ferris
  • Glenn Heights
  • Hutchins
  • Lancaster
  • Midlothian
  • Ovilla
  • Red Oak
  • Waxahachie
These cities work together to mitigate incidents by providing specialty apparatus or equipment with personnel trained in several different disciplines.  These include but are not limited to:  Hazardous Materials, Swift Water Rescue, Technical Rope Rescue, Confined Space Rescue, Trench/Collapse Rescue and Mass Casualty Incidents.  Apparatus that support these functions are funded through regional grants from State Homeland Security Program (SHSP).
The following cities provide these specialty apparatus to the participating EDUCT cities/agencies:
Heavy Rescue Operations
Red Oak Fire Rescue
Air & Rehab Functions
Ovilla Fire Department
Mobile Communications
DeSoto Fire Department
Red Oak is a member of Texas Intrastate Fire Mutual Aid System (TIFMAS).  TIFMAS is a multi-agency group that consists of 6,500 firefighters from 348 departments in Texas that respond to various emergencies supporting the state’s response to hurricanes, wild fires, tornadoes, or any other incident that a structural or wildland fire suppression force is needed.

This task force has the opportunity to be the first firefighting group inserted into an area that has been devastated by natural, accidental, or terroristic forces.  The area may be totally primitive due to the level of destruction.  Therefore, the teams must be self-supporting. 
Another function of the task force is to provide fire and rescue protection for a city or area that has lost the capability to provide its own fire service.
A third function is to join other forces fighting wildland fires through the Texas A&M Forest Service.

Page Last Updated: Oct 18, 2019 (09:41:10)
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