Hazmat Resources

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Education Opportunities

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The Latest

Rural EMS and Wildland Fire Funding Survive Final Farm Bill

Final version of the Farm Bill contains Rural EMS funding, cross-boundary fuel removal grants, and preserves current fire-safe cigarette laws.

Alaskan Communities Receive Hazmat Training

In August, the IAFC Hazmat Center ventured to Alaska to provide training on how to plan for and respond to a rail event.

Seeking Recruitment and Retention Instructors

This will be a year-to-year contract position, with no permanency with the IAFC. The contractor will instruct a 2-day course on recruitment and retention for volunteer fire departments.

PHMSA Sends Out a Request for Comments for the 2020 ERG

PHMSA has requested comments and input for the 2020 ERG to improve the guidebook as it develops the 2020 edition.

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.
Compressed hydrogen

Hydrogen Response Considerations

Self paced | Online
This 2-hour, 4-module online course focuses on basic education on hydrogen fuels.

International Hazardous Materials Response Teams Conference

June 13 - 16, 2019 | 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 7 - 10, 2019 | Atlanta, GA
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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Mission: Enhance hazmat responder safety and improve decision-making for responding to hazmat incidents.


White Paper on Data Standardization for Hazardous Materials Response

White Paper on Data Standardization for Hazardous Materials Response

The standardization of data transmission will allow for the advancement of data ingest products capable of digesting the large amounts of data.
Fire Department Pipeline Response, Emergency Planning, and  Preparedness Toolkit

Fire Department Pipeline Response, Emergency Planning, and Preparedness Toolkit

The NVFC is working with PHMSA to raise awareness and readiness levels within the volunteer fire and emergency response community.
Pipeline Incident Information Visor Card

TransCanada Pipeline Incident Information Visor Card

Use this Pipeline Incident Information Visor Card to record important information during pipeline incidents.