The Hazardous Materials (Haz Mat) Team works to:
The Stockton Fire Department established a formal Haz Mat Team in 1987 as required by federal law to meet potential hazards posed by the increasing use of toxic and hazardous materials. Emergency operations are coordinated by the Deputy Chief of Operations and the Haz Mat Chief.
The Stockton Fire Department Haz Mat Team is in the process of becoming a State-certified Type 2 Haz Mat team.
The team is a member of the San Joaquin County Joint Hazardous Materials Response Team, a pool of hazardous material teams that can be used on large-scale incidents county-wide.
Other resources include:
To maintain compliance with Cal-OSHA regulations, all certified members must :
Every firefighter recruit academy receives 40 hours of instruction in Hazardous Materials First Responder Awareness/Operational, Decontamination, and Terrorism Consequence Management.
Upon completion, recruits are certified to First Responder Operations and Decon.
The Hazardous Materials Response Unit includes members from Engine Company 10 and other members in the Fire Department.
Truck 7 personnel are also trained to at least the Haz Mat Technician level to backup the Haz Mat Team during incidents.
The Haz Mat Team uses a hazardous materials response vehicle, Haz Mat 10, as a mobile laboratory to analyze and identify materials on site.
Haz Mat 10 contains:
Decon 10 is a support vehicle that responds to mass-decontamination events with a 20-foot trailer for large scale incidents.
The trailer contains multiple inflatable shower units, a portable water heater, tethered air cart, and necessary protective clothing.
If you would like know more about the Hazardous Materials Team, please contact Stockton Fire Department Administration.
This City of Stockton web page last reviewed on --- 6/25/2015