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Hazmat Committee

The IAFC Hazardous Materials Committee is the IAFC's subject matter expert regarding hazardous materials and dangerous goods.


Industrial Fire & Safety

The Industrial Fire and Safety Section is a forum for industrial fire and safety professionals to exchange ideas and experiences, as well as an opportunity for industrial and municipal fire and safety professionals to network.



The Assistance for Local Emergency Response Training (ALERT) Grant provides hazmat training for volunteer or remote first responders with a focus on emergency events involving the transportation of crude oil, ethanol and other flammable liquids by rail.

The ALERT grant was awarded by the U.S. Department of Transportation and the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety.


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Regional Rail Response - Jasper

November 17, 2018
Jasper, FL
The training is designed to bring local and regional agencies together to understand the response efforts and roles better should a derailment or incident occur and discuss unified and coordinated response activities to a train derailment scenario, involving crude oil.
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Hazmat response scene

The IAFC hazmat topic area focuses on:

  • Providing information, resources and training for first responders across a variety of hazardous materials and dangerous goods industries, types of incidents and modes of transportation.
  • Developing and sharing lessons learned from major incidents.
  • Monitoring trends in the fire and emergency response community and industry.
  • Making recommendations toward regulations and policy and the development of new equipment and associated training and tactics.