HAZMATTERS: Rural Metro Knoxville


HAZMATTERS: Rural Metro Knoxville

On this installment of HAZMATTERS we are recognizing the responders serving Knoxville, Tennessee on Rural Metro Fire Department. This HAZMAT team is a round the clock staffed team with 36 members who are ready to go at a moments notice. Their combo roster serves multiple jurisdictions in the region around Knoxville.

While serving a population of around 250,000 the team has many different “first in” hazards that they must be ready for. From radiation sources to many different chemical companies, company level training every shift makes these hazards easy to combat. Once per month, the entire team is present for large scale training.

This edition of HAZMATTERS is brought to you by HAZSIM. From confined space training to OSHA permitting, make sure you give your responders the best training experience.

HazSim Pro training system has been used to train across the U.S since 2011. Trainers in HazMat and Confined Space realized that ‘tapping the student on the shoulder’ was NOT effective training. This system uses NO hazardous materials and although may not look exactly like your front line meter, shows the important data which the all students needs to learn to ‘react’ to. Click HERE for video of setting up the system. Click this link for customers in action using the HazSim to better train responders. Click HERE for a quote.



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