Fast team:

Ulster hose provides a fast team to a number of neighboring departments in Ulster County as well as Dutchess County. As a firefighter assist and search team (fast) or rapid intervention team (rit), we provide manpower and equipment at the scene of building fires. The job of the fast team is to standby outside of the building in case a rescue of a firefighter becomes necessary. That shall be the only job of the fast team unless otherwise told.

Truck 1 serves as the fast team truck and is equipped with all of the necessary tools that the fast team may need. These tools include saws, pike poles, rope bags, axes, halligans, stokes basket, and a scott rit pac ii.

Dive team:

The ulster hose dive team was established in 1982 and since its inception the dive team has been progressive in the development of its rescue capabilities in scuba, ice rescue, swift water, and flood. The ulster hose dive team is a rapid deployment team staffed with public safety divers and tenders that can operate in all weather conditions and is available for deployment 24 hrs a day 365 days a year. The dive team routinely provides mutual aid throughout Ulster County and to Dutchess and Greene County’s.