Special Operations are tasked with the provision of emergency services in unusual circumstances.
I've been retired for ten years. But, some I remember,
Emergency Task Force ( ETF ) Tactical
Heavy Rescue and Technical
Air / Light
Emergency Task Force ( ETF ) Tactical.
Heavy Urban Search and Rescue ( HUSAR ) Building collapse, confined space, trench, high-angle.
CBRNE ( Chemical, Biological, Radioactive, Nuclear & Explosive )
Critical Care Unit ( CCTU )
Emergency Response Unit ( ERU )
Emergency Support / Multi-Patient ( ESU / MPU ). Where I spent most of my career.
These teams recruited via internal Job Calls. There was no Direct Entry.