HazMatters: Henrico County VA HazMat Team

Team:  Henrico County Division of Fire HazMat Team

City/Region:  Henrico County, Virginia

Date Team Started: 1983

Today we look at the Henrico County VA HazMat team.  The team is made up of 60 members who respond on a cross-staffed apparatus 24/7 for a population of almost 350,000 people.

The response area includes the Richmond International Airport, Port of Richmond, 2 CSX rail yards, Interstate 95 and 64, Richmond Raceway, a regional mail distribution center and a large Facebook server building the size of seven (7) football fields!

There is on duty dedicated Haz Mat Training 8 hours a month to maintain certification.   24 hours of off duty training a year for those not assigned to the 3 core stations. 

Equipment/Apparatus

2019 Pierce Velocity walk around Rescue (Rescue 21)
2006 Perce Quantum engine (Engine 21)
2006 Pierce Quantum Rescue (Rescue 13)
2014 Pierce Velocity Engine (Engine 13)
2020 International/Horton 623 ambulance (Fire Medic 13)
2004 Pierce Quantum Rescue (Rescue 18)
2002 Pierce Quantum Engine (Engine 18)
2006 Farber Command Vehicle (Haz Mat 1)
2006 Freightliner/Renegade Tractor Trailer (Haz Mat 2)
2010 International 20′ Box Truck (Haz Mat )

Training

The team gets initial training from the Virginia Department of Emergency Management sponsored Technician and Specialist Training. There is on duty dedicated Haz Mat Training 8 hours a
month to maintain certification.   24 hours of off-duty training a year for those not assigned to the 3 core stations.  Members also attend the IAFC and VA Haz Mat Conferences.

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