Special Operations

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 appointed to this team receive additional compensation for their knowledge and skill.

Special Operations Badge

 Special Operations Team Roster


  • Special Operations and Training Deputy Chief Dusty Meredith
  • Training Captain Dennis Thurman 

A Platoon:

  • Captain Scot Mason
  • Captain Nathan Keck
  • Captain Adam Frederking
  • Captain Bill Hellard
  • FEO Keith Fuller
  • FEO Andy Meeker
  • FEO Ramsey Emerson
  • MP Tyler Steele

B Platoon:

  • Captain Josh Chapman
  • Captain Brandon Howard
  • Captain Chase Sutherlan
  • Captain David Williams
  • FEOJason Villines
  • MP Brian Bevis
  • Kevin Tibbs
  • Brandon Welch
  • Matt Conroy

C Platoon:

  • Captain Clint Bowen
  • Captain Shawn Treat
  • Captain Michael Dean
  • Captain Jeff Parks
  • FEO Rob Starek
  • FEO Nathan Meeks
  • MP Nick Pace
  • Cody Gripe
  • Zach Oldebeken

Primary Disciplines

Deputy Chief Dusty Meredith supervises the Special Operations Team. There are two fundamental disciplines handled by the team; hazardous materials and technical rescue.

Special Operations Training Team Members