We are currently working on moving all our special operations into one station, e.g. water/ice, trench/structural collapse, and rope. In developing this strategy how does your department go about the selction process of personeel that will staff this station. Do you leave the current compliment of personnel in place, or, do you conduct an application and interview process.
We currently have these special operations divided among five stations. Our goal is to obtain the most dedicated and higly motivated personnel that are interested in these areas of discipline.
If you do utilize an application and interview process what types of questions are you asking during your interview process and on the application? I think it is most important to have motivated individuals that want to learn and are willing to commit the time and energy necessary for this special operations group.