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550 SE 8th St
Evansville, IN 47713
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Special Teams



Special Operations coordinate the activities of the Evansville Fire Department(EFD) Hazardous Materials, Dive, Rope, and Confined Space Teams. Through a cooperative effort with EFD and the Indiana Department of Homeland Security(IDHS) District 10 Planning Council, Technical Rescue resources and capabilities have been implemented. The Planning Section assist the Chief to develop or manage significant planning efforts as directed or required. EFD participates with the Local Emergency Planning Committee(LEPC), Indiana Association of Hazardous Materials Responders, West Side Fall Festival Security & Safety planning, Shrinerfest Security & Safety planning, Hydrofest Security & Safety planning, and the IDHS District 10 Weapons of Mass Destruction Team.

Rope/Confined Space Rescue

Hazardous Materials Team

Water Rescue


2017 Special Operations Incidents

High-angle rescue – 1

Water rescue related events – 18

Technical Rescue events - 52

Natural gas/LPG leak – 171

Chemical hazard, spill, or leak – 40

Carbon monoxide incident – 101


Special Operations Training Hours

2014 – 2,620 hours

2015 – 3,054 hours

2016 – 2,964 hours

2017 – 3,143 hours