Indiana Fire Fighters Receiving Hands-on Training in HAZMAT Emergency Response Training
Updated On: Mar 16, 2017
Fire Fighters Prepare Themselves to Protect Their Communities
Against Chemical Spills and Other Deadly Incidents
(Media are invited to observe this special HAZMAT training and interview fire fighters.)
Public Safety Training Center
March 15, 2017 – 9:00AM-Noon
7925 East 160th Street
Hamilton County, Indiana –Nearly two dozen of Indiana’s professional fire fighters this week are undergoing extensive training to respond to deadly emergencies involving hazardous materials, training that will improve public safety for the communities these fire fighters serve.
Dangerous chemical leaks can happen in any community. In February, dozens of fire fighters responded to an extremely dangerous chlorine gas leak that prompted the evacuation of the YMCA in Fishers, Indiana. Six adults and one child were transported to a nearby hospital.
Indiana fire fighters are determined to make sure they have all the training and resources needed to keep the pubic safe from such incidents.
These fire fighters, who protect the Indiana towns of Noblesville, Greenfield, Greenwood and Sheridan, are undergoing training in personal protective equipment, detection and monitoring, advanced containment of hazardous chemicals. They will learn how to contain gas and chemical leaks, to immediately respond and react to HAZMAT incidents as well as acts of terror.