Specialist Operations Response Team (SORT)

Specialist Operations Response Team Operatives are drawn from the existing team of frontline paramedics and emergency responders.

They are experienced in responding to the day-to-day emergencies which the Ambulance Service attends. Special Operations Response Team Operatives receive further six days specialist training annually to allow them to support complex emergencies.

This specialist training includes responding to hazardous materials and chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear incidents. They also train to support operations during marauding terrorist attacks and other types of major incidents.

Staff who complete this role are all volunteers.

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