This edition of Hazmatters was submitted by Jack Spencer of theDistrict of Columbia Fire & EMS Department HazMat Response team. The District of Columbia is unique as it is not a State, County, or City it is a federal District and home to the Capitol of the U.S.A. The Hazmat Nation has no borders as it does not matter what part of the world you are from, the chemical properties, mission and purpose are probably the same. Here we get a closer look at DC Hazmat.
DC Hazmat, is staffed by 24 career members of the District of Columbia Fire and EMS Department (IAFF L36). The unit, which was started in the early 80’s, is staffed 24/7 as a dedicated hazmat team which means they do not cross staff to another apparatus.
The stats: District of Columbia Fire & EMS Department