About

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The Hazardous Materials Fusion Center is a free, voluntary and secure data, training and information portal for hazmat teams; first responders; federal, state, and local agencies; and the private sector.

This important network for local first responders, launched in 2010, is an ever-changing website of training, tools and resources that measurably increases first responders’ knowledge. Local application of this knowledge improves the mitigation and response outcomes to hazardous materials incidents in communities across the United States, Canada and abroad.




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


History

Hazmat was around long before the fire service was formed. History allows us to learn from the past; the case studies below are examples of past incidents with educational value. They demonstrate how fast and devastating hazmat incidents can be.
Texas City Disaster
Kingman, AZ 1973
Miamisburg, Ohio Train Derailment

Partners

The Hazmat Fusion Center is developed and maintained by International Association of Fire Chief (IAFC) in partnership with federal and regional government, corporate and non-profit organizations. Learn more about our important partners and how we work together to get first responders the information and training they need.

Operation

The Fusion Center is managed by the IAFC’s Hazmat Center staff, who work with the IAFC Hazardous Materials Committee and other experts to develop and distribute tools and training to improve hazmat responses.