Hazardous Materials (HAZMAT) Program

All Alameda firefighters are trained in hazardous materials response to the First Responder Operational (FRO) level.  Firefighters are able to contain and clean up small releases of certain known chemicals.  For large releases of these known chemicals, or of unknown substances, the Alameda Fire Department works in conjunction with the Alameda County Fire Department HAZMAT Team and the National Response Corporation (NRC) to mitigate, clean-up and dispose of these types of hazardous materials.