Hazmat Fusion Center 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 below and how we work together to get first responders the information and training they need.

TransCanada Corporation

A major North American energy company, based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, developing and operating energy infrastructure in North America. Its pipeline network includes approximately 2,150 miles of oil pipeline, plus approximately 35,418 miles of wholly owned and 7,146 miles of partially owned gas pipeline that connects with virtually all major gas supply basins in North America. TransCanada is one of the continent’s largest providers of gas storage and related services with approximately 407 billion cubic feet of storage capacity. TransCanada also owns, or has interests in, approximately 11,800 megawatts of power generation.

Through our partnership with the TransCanada Corporation, we support training on pipeline emergency response and preparedness for the men and women who help keep our communities safe. This includes support for online training resources as well as in-person training sessions for emergency responders and agencies.

CSX

A leading supplier of rail-based freight transportation in North America. The objectives of the partnership between CSX Rail and the IAFC include: The utilization of the IAFC’s Academy and promotion of CSX Rail Respond and other CSX deliverables to the emergency responder community.

Through membership and registrants within the IAFC Academy and the IAFC Hazardous Materials Fusion Center, the IAFC is in the unique position to generate awareness within the hazardous materials first responder community about CSX Rail and its emergency planning and response capabilities.

Propane Education and Research Council (PERC)

This is a check-off program established, operated, and funded by the propane industry. PERC programs benefit a variety of industries including fleet vehicle management, landscaping, residential and commercial building, agriculture, and material handling.

Our partnership involves a free, online training to first responders that delivers a convenient and effective course through the IAFC Academy that parallels the successful framework of the Hydrogen Response Considerations course. we’re also working together to enhance PERC’s Propane Emergencies Program, by building interactive online courses that highlights the core components of the Propane Emergencies text book and transforms the current Propane Emergencies Scenario Training into an e-learning class within the IAFC Academy.

Other Industry Partners

We have also partnered with the IAFF, NAFTD, NVFC, NASFM, ISFSI, RFA, and several development vendors to continue to provide a unique, cost-effective, blended training program to address planning, training and response needs of the rural and remote fire service in dealing with flammable liquids emergency incidents.