Although all members of the department are highly trained in both fire fighting and EMS, many are additionally trained and capable in areas such as technical rescue, water, and ice rescue, and handling hazardous materials emergencies.  Members of these special operations teams train both within our own department and also with the Summit County Special Operations Response Team, and respond to requests for emergency assistance throughout Summit County and the State of Ohio. Also, the BFD has members who serve on FEMA's Ohio Task Force 1.