Massachusetts hazardous material training goes above and beyond the national standard. Firefighters take a 305 hour course to prepare for their certification exams – both a written and practical exam.
The state of Massachusetts is separated into 6 different Hazmat regions. Each team has 45 technicians from all over the state. When a call comes in, hazmat technicians volunteer for the call and respond as quickly as they can. The districts are arranged so that response time is no more than 30 minutes to an hour.
Thank you for your hard work to keep us safe!