Special Vehicle Operations is a program under Vehicles Facilities Assets & Capabilities (VFAC) to provide advanced offroad / 4x4 vehicle capability, and other vehicles equipped for special purposes; to support special operations, emergency response, and other missions as assigned. The program currently involves the use of privately owned vehicles (POVs) from C.A.A. personnel that have offroad capability and meet certain requirements. SVO deploys to support C.A.A. Emergency Response operations; but also engages in training, OHV assistance patrols, and light offroad vehicle recovery efforts when requested.
Active Units of Special Vehicle Operations
Joint Task Force 2
Joint Task Force 2, also called Task Force Overdrive, is a Special Vehicle Operations unit based out of Sector 2. The purpose of the unit is to provide 4x4 special vehicle capability for Emergency Response Force 1. TF2 personnel and vehicles may be called upon for emergency response, and to provide offroad recovery services. The unit often conducts patrols of offroad vehicle areas for training and to provide assistance when needed or requested. The unit is open to both Rated and Non-Rated personnel and has three types of membership: personnel with vehicles (V), personnel who act as crew (C), and personnel who are vehicle operators (O). Personnel may join the unit as multiple membership types.
Uniforms of Special Vehicle Operations
Currently, Special Vehicle Operations does not have an assigned uniform. Because its only unit is a Task Force, it was decided that members will wear the uniform and follow the hygiene and appearance requirements of their parent command or unit.