Hazmat Resources

Tools, guides and technologies to help you prepare for incident response. Access resources

Education Opportunities

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The Latest

Continuing Education: The Lifeblood of the Hazmat Responder

Hazmat Responders Need to be Informed and Prepared.

IAFC and TC Energy Partnership Continues to Evolve

The partnership has led to successful training and community engagement.

U.S. DOT Proposes Major Rule for the Safe Transportation of LNG by Rail Tank Car

Currently, LNG may only be transported via rail in a portable tank with an approval from FRA. However, the HMR does authorize the DOT 113 specification tank car for other flammable cryogenic liquids

Phase Two of the IAFC Community Safety Grant Launched

Defining the LEPC. Do you understand the functions of the local emergency planning committee?

Upcoming Events

Regional Rail Response Online

Rural Response to Rail Incidents

Self paced |
This training is designed to help you better understand the rail industry, response efforts and agency-specific roles should a train derailment or similar incident occur in your area.

International Hazardous Materials Response Teams Conference

June 4 - 7, 2020 | Baltimore, MD
The training offered at the Hazmat Conference provides immediate, practical and valuable information designed to ensure you successfully meet the demands of hazmat response in today's challenging environment.
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Fire-Rescue International

August 19 - 21, 2020 | Phoenix, AZ
FRI, the IAFC's annual conference and expo, provides senior-level leadership training for chiefs and officer development education for chief and company officers, new ways to connect with vendors and colleagues, and the latest solutions to today's toughest challenges.
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Hazmat Awareness (ALERT via IAFF)

Self paced | Online
Web-based course designed to train responders to the operations level of hazmat response.

Mission: Enhance hazmat responder safety and improve decision-making for responding to hazmat incidents.


FEMA Community Lifelines

NIMS Alert 41-19: FEMA Releases Updated Guidance for Community Lifelines

FEMA Releases Updated Guidance for Community Lifelines
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U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board: Safety Digest - The Importance of Worker Participation

This digest summarizes four CSB investigations where ineffective worker participation contributed to a major chemical incident.

How to Better Prepare Your Community for a Chemical Emergency - A Guide for State, Tribal and Local Agencies

A guide for state, tribal and local agencies to prepare for chemical emergencies.