The Hazardous Materials Response Team is comprised of a 30-person, Level A, Technician team. There are an additional 45 Hazardous Materials Technicians on the department, and all GFD personnel are trained to, at minimum, the Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations level.
The team trains monthly on all aspects of Hazardous Materials and weapons of mass destruction response and is equipped with state-of-the-art response, detection and mitigation equipment.
The Water Rescue Team is made up of a 15-person, fully dive-trained team. Divers utilize surface rescue, underwater search and vehicle recovery techniques. Gear includes dry suits, aqua masks with communication headsets, and a dive boat.