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Hazmat Committee

The IAFC Hazardous Materials Committee is the IAFC's subject matter expert regarding hazardous materials and dangerous goods.


Industrial Fire & Safety

The Industrial Fire and Safety Section is a forum for industrial fire and safety professionals to exchange ideas and experiences, as well as an opportunity for industrial and municipal fire and safety professionals to network.



The Assistance for Local Emergency Response Training (ALERT) Grant provides hazmat training for volunteer or remote first responders with a focus on emergency events involving the transportation of crude oil, ethanol and other flammable liquids by rail.

The ALERT grant was awarded by the U.S. Department of Transportation and the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety.


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Fire-Rescue International

August 24 - 27, 2022
San Antonio , TX
FRI, the IAFC's annual conference and expo, provides senior-level leadership training for chiefs and officer development education for chief and company officers, new ways to connect with vendors and colleagues, and the latest solutions to today's toughest challenges.
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Hazmat response scene

The IAFC hazmat topic area focuses on:

  • Providing information, resources and training for first responders across a variety of hazardous materials and dangerous goods industries, types of incidents and modes of transportation.
  • Developing and sharing lessons learned from major incidents.
  • Monitoring trends in the fire and emergency response community and industry.
  • Making recommendations toward regulations and policy and the development of new equipment and associated training and tactics.