Special Operations

The Edina Fire and Rescue Department established the Special Operations Program in 1998. A Special Operations Team (SOT) manages the entire program for the City.

Members of the team are specially trained and equipped to respond to many different types of technical rescues. In 2004, the Edina Fire Department became part of the Minnesota Task Force One (MN-TF 1), the State of Minnesota Structural Collapse Team, which responds to statewide structural collapse emergencies.

SOT Mission Statement
To develop a specialized team within the Edina Fire and Rescue Department that can provide complete emergency response capabilities to the citizens of Edina, the people that commute, work or recreate within its borders, and to provide technical rescue support to our surrounding communities.

Our Special Operations Team is trained to assist in the following areas:

  • High/Low Level Rope Rescue
  • Confined Space Rescue
  • Trench/Excavation Rescue
  • Swift-water/Surface-water Rescue
  • Elevator Rescue
  • Structural Collapse Rescue
  • Advanced RIT Rescue

What’s Unique About Us?

  • Full-time department
  • SOT members available 24 hours a day
  • Paramedics capable of providing ALS patient care in the hazard zone
  • Hazardous Materials Technicians
  • Special Operations Trailer
  • State-of-the-Art Equipment
  • Training exceeds NFPA standards

Edina Fire Department

Station No. 1
6250 Tracy Ave.
Edina, MN 55436


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