About MABAS Division 3
The MABAS system allows departments to serve citizens in ways far beyond MABAS’s original intent. MABAS Division 3 shares cost effective specialized teams for hazardous material spill control, underwater rescue and recovery and specialized cave-in or high-angle rescues. Additional activities of MABAS Division 3 include cost saving joint purchasing between communities for fire trucks, engines, ambulances, tools, hose and equipment.
Many Division 3 communities utilize automatic first response where the closest station responds when an incident occurs. Such automatic aid responses ignore geo-political boundaries between communities in the best interest of citizen service and cost effectiveness.