Hazardous Materials Response Team

About The Team

The Hazardous Materials Response Team (HMRT) meets all requirements of a FEMA Type II Haz-Mat Entry Team and includes on-duty firefighters certified as Hazardous Materials (Haz-Mat) Technicians and Specialists. All members of the fire department are trained at the hazardous materials operations level. All six Haz-Mat companies are certified as hazardous materials technicians. 

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Most HMRT members have attended additional specialist level training in weapons of mass destruction, rail-car or transportation responses. During daily operations, these personnel operate independently within their primary fire company response zones.

The primary Haz-Mat Response Unit operates out of Station 6 (3000 Liberty Parkway) but is supplemented by five satellite Haz-Mat Companies strategically located throughout the City to enhance Haz-Mat response coverage. During Haz-mat operations, the following apparatus is available to the team:

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Funding for day to day operations of the haz-mat team is provided through a combination of City, county funds, and local industrial fees.