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Community Safety Planning and Training 

​The IAFC Hazmat Center is proud to announce that they received the Community Safety–Emergency Planning Response and Outreach (CS–EPRO) Grant from the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration in November 2018.

Industrial Fire & Safety Section Announces Scholarship Program

The Industrial Fire & Safety Section has established a scholarship to provide participation in fire, safety and emergency response training.

Hazmat Responders to Get Help in Biodetection

Researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) recently completed an evaluation of nearly three dozen field biodetection products and performed over 5,000 tests to assess their ability to accurately detect anthrax and ricin, which are potential biothreat agents that could be encountered during suspected bioterror or suspicious powder responses.

Service Life Extension of SCBA Cylinders to Pay Off for Local Fire Departments

Good news for first responders out of the federal agency that develops and enforces federal hazmat transportation and pipeline safety regulations.


International Hazardous Materials Response Teams Conference

International Hazardous Materials Response Teams Conference 2024

June 5 - 10, 2024 | 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.


DOT' Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) strives to improve road safety as it relates to the transport of hazardous materials. To learn more, visit FMCSA's hazmat-related website.


The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is in charge of regulating, certifying and enforcing hazardous materials transportation for U.S. private and commercial air transportation. Learn more at the FAA's Office of Hazardous Materials Safety.


The Maritime Administration's (MARAD) mission is to support a healthy and robust U.S. maritime transportation industry. They have plenty of helpful information for first responders on the MARAD website.



2020 Emergency Response Guidebook

The ERG is a go-to manual to help first responders with hazmat transportation accidents
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Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG) and App

A go-to manual and app to help quickly identify emergency response procedures to deal with hazmat transportation accidents.
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H2Tools Portal

Online resource for response training, tools and networking around safety aspects of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies.
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Hazmat Resource Organizations

Organizations who offer various Hazmat resources.
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IAFC Letter to TSA on hazmat placards

Letter to the Transportation Security Administration regarding the issue of removing hazardous materials placards from rail cars...

Maritime Administration (MARAD)

MARAD balances the needs of safety, security, the environment and commercial mobility for water transport.
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Propane and Gas Safety in Flooding Conditions: EMR-ISAC InfoGram, Nov. 2012

Tips and resources for responding to incidents involving propane and gas in different circumstances.
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Safety Brief - Explosive Cargo Trucks - Response Considerations

This briefing outlines the safe and proper response to roadway incidents involving the transport of commercial explosives.
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TransCanada Pipeline Incident Information Visor Card

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