Decatur Fire Department is host to multiple Special Operations teams. With three Class I railroads, a city heavy with industry, Lake Decatur, the Sangamon River, and an airport able to handle wide-body aircraft. DFD proudly serves the cities residents with specialized training in:

 

*Hazardous Materials– Team members are trained to deal with chemical spills, gas leaks and other situations involving hazardous materials.

 

*SCUBA/ Dive Team– DFD is available to respond to water related emergencies utilizing multiple sized watercraft. DFD responds for dive rescues as well as recoveries.

 

*Technical Rescue– DFD responds to Trench, Confined Space, Collapse, and High Angle rescues involving ropes.