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A.F.D. HazMat

A.F.D. HazMat

11500 Sunset Gardens Rd SW, Bernalillo (NM), 87121, United States

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(505) 768-9353

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About The Albuquerque Fire Department HazMat Team consists of two Task Force stations with a total of 7 trucks, including 2 HazMat Squads, and 20 Technician-Level trained personnel on duty at any given time.
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Mission The Albuquerque Fire Department Hazardous Materials Team is made up of designated individuals who are dedicated to serving the City of Albuquerque and surrounding communities and to protect the environment through prevention, preparedness, with both efficient and effective response to hazardous materials incidents, whether accidental or intentional.
Description In the course of their Haz-Mat duties, these individuals are responsible for the safe termination of such complex incidents as fires involving hazardous materials, airplane crashes, train derailments, wrecks involving trucks and semi-trailers carrying chemicals, and medical incidents involving chemical use (and misuse) in the work place as well as in homes. To safely accomplish this goal, team members are required to maintain a working knowledge of the following:

- Highly specialized chemical protective clothing
- Field use of complex scientific monitoring equipment
- Safe methods of containing chemical spills
- Correct techniques for "off-loading" chemicals from damaged containers into intact containers
- Various reference materials to determine hazards of chemicals
- Proper methods and locations for disposal of hazardous wastes
- Basic chemistry
Founded By Captain William "Bill" Pedigo in July 1982.
  • 11500 Sunset Gardens Rd SW, Bernalillo (NM), 87121, United States
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