Hazardous Materials Response

Longmeadow Firefighters respond to various incidents involving hazardous materials.

Every firefighter is trained to the Operational level as defined by SARA Title III. There are 2 firefighters who are trained to the Technician level and are active members of the Massachusetts Department of Fire Services District 4 Hazardous Materials Response Team. Each year, our Firefighters train in:
  • Identification
  • Mitigation
  • Recognition
  • Various techniques for handling hazardous materials
Common Hazards
Most commonly, we respond to gas and oil spills, suspicious packages, and pool chemical issues. When incidents of a large scale are encountered, the District 4 Team is called to assist.
People in hazmat suits clean each other off
2 people in yellow hazmat suits and oxygen masks work with a fire fighting device