The LMFD maintains trained and certified hazardous materials team members within it's ranks.
The LMFD also assigns a member at the Chief Officer level to assist as a liaison to the County Hazmat Team. This member acts on behalf of the LMFD when policy is being crafted. This helps to ensure that the LMFD's interests are maintained to our citizens and business community. The LMFD is committed to providing a regional solution for our county's special operations teams.
In addition, all LMFD Hazmat team members may be assigned as members of the San Joaquin County Joint Hazardous Materials Response Team. The County's Emergency Response Team consists of personnel from hazardous material teams throughout the county. These teams come together and can be utilized on large-scale incidents. Other resources available include the San Joaquin County Department of Public Health, Environmental Health, County Office of Emergency Service, and the United States Coast Guard.
Hazardous Materials Response
All certified members must successfully complete a 160-hour Hazardous Materials Technician certification course. Additionally, all personnel certified as Hazardous Materials Specialists attend an additional 80 hours of training. Each year, certified members receive at least 24 hours of continuing education to keep their skills current.