Special Operations Teams



Hazardous Materials Team


The Seminole Fire Rescue Department participates in the Pinellas County Hazardous Materials Response Team (PCHMRT) by providing trained Hazardous Materials Technicians and Command Staff. The PCHMRT is made up of personnel from five fire departments located throughout the County and response to Hazmat calls can be anywhere within the County limits.

Firefighter in blue hazmat suit

Decontamination of a hazmat suit

Hazmat Exercise with gaseous compound

Hazmat worker and piping

Hazmat crew & Hazmat Truck


Marine Rescue


The Seminole Fire Rescue Department maintains a 27 foot Carolina Skiff for use during water rescue operations. Marine 29 is stored on a trailer at Fire Station 29 for easy access to the intercostal waterway or the numerous lakes, ponds, and bayous in the Fire District. Marine 29 is often used on Lake Seminole to assist injured boaters.

Carolina Skiff


Carolina Skiff on the Intercoastal

Boat fire on docks

Rescue drill, man and dog in water.


Seminole Honor Guard


The Seminole Honor Guard was resurrected in 2010 and currently consists of ten members. The Honor Guard routinely participates or performs in community celebration parades, new station grand openings, awards ceremonies, memorial services, church services, and various other social functions and events. The Guard is often asked to present the colors at professional sports venues such as the Tampa Bay Rays and the Tampa Lightening games.

Honor Guard Outdoor Photo with six fightfighters holding flags.

Honor Guard at the Lightning Hockey Game

Honor Guard Group Photo

Honor Guard on Field of Honor Day

Rescue drill, man and dog in water.

Seminole Honor Guard at a Tampa Bay Lightning Game