Special Operations


Special Operations includes operations deemed to be outside regular emergency operations not managed by the Operations Division.  Special Operations manages: California Task Force Three (CA-TF3); California Swift Water Rescue Three (CA-SWR3); the Water Rescue Program; the Heavy Rescue Program; the Wildland Single Resource Program; the Tactical Emergency Medicinal Support (TEMS) Program; and, the Joint Honor Guard.   This incorporates management of: the FEMA Cooperative Agreements; CalOES Awards; adherence to various Federal and State laws and standards; various contracts; internal Special Operations policies, procedures and guidelines; relationships with Federal, State Officials and Local Government Officials; as well as, training and record retention for 220 Urban Search and Rescue Team Members.

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