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Hazardous Materials Response Team
About The Team
The Hazardous Materials (Haz-Mat) Response Team (HMRT) meets all requirements of a FEMA Type II Haz-Mat Entry Team and includes on-duty firefighters certified as Hazardous Materials Technicians / Specialist with additional personnel that can be called-back. In addition, 200 members of the fire department are trained at the hazardous materials operations level and 92 firefighters have successfully completed the hazardous materials technician level training.  Most HMRT members have attended additional specialist level training in weapons of mass destruction (WMD), rail-car or transportation response. During daily operations, these personnel operate independently within their primary fire company response zones.

The primary Haz-Mat Response Unit operates out of Station 6 (3000 Liberty Parkway) but is supplemented by five satellite Haz-Mat Companies strategically located throughout the City to provide the best Haz-Mat response coverage. During Haz-mat operations, the team may utilizes a combination of available apparatus that includes:
  • Haz-mat Command Truck 
  • Specially designed haz-mat engines
  • Support
  • Foam 
  • Decon trailers
  • 28' marine unit
  • An ATV

Funding for day to day operations of the haz-mat team is provided through a combination of City, county funds, and local industrial fees.
 Savannah Fire Hazmat Truck

Savannah Firefighters Dressed in Hazmat Suits