WHAT WE DO
"Special Operations" refers to operational elements within the fire service that are specific to certain types of uncommon emergencies. There are several functions within a department that can be described as "Special Operations". The DCVFD Special Operations Division (SOD) is comprised of apparatus (R510, TW513, B518, TSU510, and Mule 520). Personnel operating SOD apparatus have several more certification requirements to obtain in addition to the requirements to be a Firefighter or EMT.