Special Teams


Oakland County Hazardous Materials Response Teams

Troy has both Firefighters and Police Officers assigned to the OCHMRT. This Team is responsible for responding to and mitigating hazardous materials incidents. The team is comprised of approximately 50 members from fire, police, and public safety agencies throughout Oakland County.

OCHMT

Oakland Regional Response Team (RRT)

Troy is home to one of the 16 RRTs located throughout Michigan. These teams, determined by the Michigan State Police, are trained and equipped to respond to hazardous materials (HazMat) and weapons of mass destruction (WMD) incidents. Oakland County’s team consists of over 50 members from fire, police, and public safety agencies throughout Oakland County.

Station 8 Offices

Communications Support Team (CST)

Troy houses the CST which is an organized team of specially trained personnel whose function is to provide technical support to the Mobile Command Post and/or the Incident Management Team with radio, data, and video communications. This team consists of approximately 20 members from fire, police, and public safety agencies throughout Oakland County.

Station 8 Offices

Did You Know?

  • Troy is the largest fire department in Oakland County and the largest volunteer/combination fire department in Michigan.
  • Troy's Insurance Services Office (ISO) rating of 3 places it in the top 3.4% of communities nation-wide.
  • FEMA has a new App for weather alerts, disaster safety tips, and an interactive emergency checklist. The latest version of the FEMA app is available for free in the App Store for Apple devices and Google Play for Android devices.
  • The Troy Fire Department has a "Safety Committee" comprised of select career staff members and representative fire fighters from each of the six stations. This committee meets to research, evaluate, and recommend new equipment purchases including personal protective equipment, tools, hose, and apparatus. This process helps ensure fire fighters will have the necessary equipment to meet our profession's ever changing needs.
  • The Troy Fire Department has a "Technology Committee" comprised of select career staff members and representative fire fighters from each of the six stations. This committee meets to research, evaluate, and recommend technology upgrades including hardware and software applications. This process helps ensure the department equips its fire fighters with the latest technology to enhance safety and efficiency.
  • The Troy Fire Department hosts a career Exploring program through the Boy Scouts of America. Since 1996 the Post has performed many community service projects and continues to receive ongoing training from Fire Department members.