1. #1
    MembersZone Subscriber

    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Posts
    9

    Default Starting a Operations level response Team

    I am the Hazmat coordinator for my County in Virginia and I am looking for input about how to get a Operations level response team established for my county. Also post if you think an operations level team would be worth the headache to get established. I am open to any input and I thank you in advance. Thanks



    Seth

  2. #2
    Forum Member

    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Posts
    17

    Default

    Do your firefighters have hazmat operations certification?

  3. #3
    MembersZone Subscriber

    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Posts
    9

    Default

    Yes everyone that will be on the team will be Operations certified.

  4. #4
    Forum Member

    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Posts
    17

    Default

    In my opinion I think that all your firefighters should be trained to at least operations level. In my area you get that with FF 1 training. It gives you just enough knowledge to keep out of trouble. I don't think you really need to have an operations level team though. Who do you call now? probably just continue to have a mutual aide company come do it and just perform defensive operations until help comes.

  5. #5
    MembersZone Subscriber

    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Posts
    9

    Default

    Yea it is just a mixture of different companies. The thing I am running into is that everyone doesn't have hazmat ops they have hazmat awareness which is the only requirement for FF1. That is in Virginia.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

Log in

Click here to log in or register