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    Who is the busiest department in the field of HazMat? I think I would enjoy working on a HazMat rig full time and would like to look into so departments.

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    Houston Fire/Hazmat. They are a full time team

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    Check this link out:

    http://www.firehouse.com/magazine/surveys/02_hazmat.pdf

    It's for 2002, but gives you some kind of idea.
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    Columbus GA. HAZ/MAT is busy (just short of 1000) but we also act as a Squad truck going to every kind of call (spills, most fires, etc)

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    Anybody know where I could get an updated list of the busiest hazmat crews?

    I work on a volunteer private industry ERT. As of today, in 2007, we have run 193 Hazmat calls. I would love to see some of the numbers from units and see if I could use that to suggest a full time team.

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    Investigations or working incidents? I would put the U.S. Capitol Police towards the top of the list for investigations.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HoseSimian View Post
    Who is the busiest department in the field of HazMat? I think I would enjoy working on a HazMat rig full time and would like to look into so departments.
    Run numbers can be a bit misleading.

    Some are Haz-Mat only companies that respond to only Haz-Mat incidents.

    Others are Engines or Ladders...etc. that have Haz-Mat responsibilities and a second piece they respond with.

    Thus the run numbers for one include only Haz-Mat incidents which is what you seem to be interested in....the others will include Car fires, gas leaks, EMS runs, fires, auto-alarms and a handful of Haz-Mat runs.

    You have to really ask the right questions to find what you like...but in reality...I would consider myself lucky just to get hired in many places.

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    In many cases, a Haz Mat call can be associated with depts that run auto fluid spills. While a full Haz Mat alarm is not needed , even a cup of oil on the ground could be reported in NFRS as Haz Mat. I assume you are looking for places that suit up in Level A or B on numerous occasions. You really want to glow green that much??

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    Kansas City, MO is the bussiest HazMat team in the country, they are a full time team, HZMT 71 & Pumper 71. They run about 1000 HazMat calls per year, they have a chemist on staff. KCFD does have the busiest according to the run report. The KC Metro has the 2nd largest rail yard system in the country divided betweek Kansas City, MO and Kansas City, KS. That accounts for a large amount of their call volume.

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