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The Lynchburg Fire Department's Haz-Mat Team provides the citizens of Lynchburg with an innovative approach for resolution of life safety situations involving hazardous materials.
Some incidents may require the response of a Regional Haz-Mat Team; however, Lynchburg’s Team effectively decreases critical time delays before more aggressive actions can be taken. This will favorably change the outcome of a chemical release in the Lynchburg area.
HAZ-MAT TEAM CAPABILITIES
Control a hazardous substance spill or leak
Assess and manage container damage
Detect and monitor hazardous atmospheres
Work at transportation or fixed facility emergencies
Use advanced chemical protective clothing
Decontaminate personnel during exposures
Perform Advanced Haz-Mat Life Support medical services
The Haz-Mat Team was developed in 1999 and operates a Level III self-contained response unit from Lakeside Drive Fire Station #7.