Special Services Team (SST)

Technical Rescue Service
We provide Technical Rescue Service for 16 communities and are contracted by Waukesha County to provide Hazardous Materials response to the entire County.

The City of Waukesha Fire Department Special Services Team is headquartered out of Fire Station 5.

Members of our team are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
City of Waukesha, Special Services Team, Fire Department

Special Situation Training

The City of Waukesha Fire Department Special Services Team consists of 36 of our members that are trained to a minimum of 40 hours of technician level training in:
  • Collapse Rescue
  • Confined Space Rescue
  • Emergency Building Shoring
  • Hazardous Materials
  • High Angle Rope Rescue
  • Trench Rescue

Training Schedule

We train on these disciplines on a quarterly basis to remain current for the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and Department of Safety and Professional Services (DSPS) standards. Though these types of emergencies have a low frequency, they have a very high risk. We train frequently to remain at a high level of proficiency for our customers and the taxpayers of the City of Waukesha.