Special Operations

Special Operations Badge

Team Organization


The Rogers Fire Department's Special Operations Team is responsible for a coordinated response to hazardous materials, high / low angle rescue, confined space rescue, water rescue, and collapse rescue incidents.

The team is staffed as a task force, comprised of members specializing in technical rescue and hazardous materials.

Components of the Special Operations Team are housed at Stations 1, 2, and 5. Crew members are assigned each day to Rescue 2 and Ladder 5 according to department policy. Members assigned to this team receive additional compensation for their knowledge and skill.

Special Operations Team Roster


A Shift:
  • Captain Scot Mason
  • Captain Nathan Keck
  • FEO Keith Fuller
  • FEO Bill Hellard
  • MP Tyler Steele
  • Andy Meeker
  • Ramsey Emerson
B Shift:
  • Captain Josh Chapman
  • Captain Brandon Howard
  • FEO James Copeland
  • FEO Michael Dean
  • MP David Williams
  • Jason Villines
  • Brian Bevis
  • Brandon Welch
C Shift:
  • Captain Clint Bowen
  • Captain Shawn Treat
  • FEO Jeff Parks
  • FEO Chase Sutherlan
  • MP Nick Pace
  • Nathan Meeks
  • Kyle Bishop
  • Rob Starek
Special Operations Training Team MembersAdministration:
  • Training Captain Dennis Thurman
  • Risk Reduction Captain Adam Frederking

Primary Disciplines


The Special Operations Team is supervised by the Deputy Chief of Special Operations and Training, William Hyde. There are two primary disciplines handled by the team; hazardous materials and technical rescue.