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Special Response Teams
 
Certain members of the Auburn Hills Fire Department have advanced training and certification in hazardous materials and technical rescue. AHFD personnel serve on teams comprised of fire and police personnel from other departments in the region.   The teams meet and train monthly to maintain and enhane their specialized skills.
 
The North Oakland Hazardous Materials Team has two response vehicles with large caches of equipment necessary for these types of calls.  One of these vehicles is the Auburn Hills special response unit.  This vehicle has responded to other municipalities within Oakland County to assist in mitigating hazardous material leaks.
 
The North Oakland Technical Response Team also has two heavy rescues with large caches of equipment for various rescue calls.  There are equipment for rope calls, trench incidents, confined space rescues and structural collapses.  Our special response unit has equipment to initiate rescue procedures until the arrival of one of the heavy rescues.