Special Teams

Image of Dive Team members in waterDive Team

The Marysville Fire and Police Dive Team is a joint venture between the safety divisions of the City. The divers work as one team, and can be deployed for rescue, recovery or evidence collection. The divers are all certified as public safety divers, and are also trained in swiftwater rescue. The team is deployable locally, as well as through the Ohio Fire Chief’s Response Plan.

Hazardous Materials Response Team (Type III)Image of Hazmat Response Team members participating in training exercise

The Marysville Fire Division is a Type III Hazardous Materials Response Team and are members of the Type I Northwest Area Strike Team (NAS-T) along with Westerville, Worthington, Upper Arlington, Grandview Heights, and Jerome, Washington, Norwich, Jackson and Liberty Township fire departments. They have the ability to respond to local as well as regional emergencies through the Ohio Fire Chief’s Response Plan. The  Marysville Fire Division has firefighters that are also trained to the Hazardous Materials Technician Level. These firefighters have received additional training in the mitigation of hazardous material leaks, spills and incidents with dangerous cargo.

Image of Firefighters participating in the Special Response Team trainingSpecial Response Team (SRT)

The Marysville Fire Division has several tactical paramedics that are deployed as part of the Marysville Police Tactical Response Team and the Union County Special Response Team. These paramedics have received specialized training and are outfitted with ballistic protection, similar to their law enforcement partners. The primary goal of the tactical paramedic on the scene is to provide immediate life saving procedures to any law enforcement personnel injured in the course of their duties.

Upper Scioto Regional Water Rescue Task ForceImage of three people in rescue boat in flooded ball field

The Marysville Fire Division is a proud member of the Upper Scioto Regional Water Rescue Task Force along with West Licking Joint Fire District and Jackson Township, Norwich Township, and Washington Township Fire Departments. This water rescue task force deploys on joint missions in accordance with the State of Ohio Water TAC guidelines and Ohio Emergency Management Agency Compact (EMAC).  The team is made up of swift water technicians who have been trained in ice, flood, surface water, and victim rescue, as well as recovery operations.