While emergency medical response and firefighting are a main demand for District services, each medically trained firefighter has a special skill to which they devote many hours of training. Their special, technical capabilities are know as special operations and include:
High and Low Angle Rope Rescue
Surface, Swift Water and Ice Rescue
Trench and Confined Space Rescue
Hazardous Materials (HazMat)
Wildland and Urban Interface Firefighting
To expand the special operations resources, the District is a member of the North Area Technical Rescue Team (NATRT), as well as Colorado Task Force 1. This allows the District to expand its training resources and grain access to resources and personnel from other agencies during large incidents and natural disasters.