This lakefront suburban county Level B hazmat team operates under the county’s Emergency Management Agency, which in turn operates under the county sheriff’s department. The 16-member hazmat team regularly trains with all the fire departments within Ozaukee County as well as those in adjacent counties.
Since 1985 the Fresno Fire Department has been steadily building out its hazmat team. And for good cause. The 300-square-mile city has more than a half million people exposed to various chemicals moved across two rail lines and four highways that intersect the city. Fresno has a diverse and unique population with hazmat response calls […]
No matter where you are, it seems it’s difficult to attract and retain volunteer firefighters. And get them to sign on for hazmat? Forget about it. Yet, in northeast Ohio a 19-member county-wide hazmat team is getting it done. Part of their success comes from training often and keeping that training fresh. The recently restructured […]