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Hazardous Materials Response
The Council Bluffs Fire Department’s Hazardous Materials Team is a regional asset. Currently the team contracts with seven counties in southwest Iowa to provide coverage for hazardous material incidents. The team also serves as one of three State WMD Hazardous Materials teams to be deployed at the direction of the Governor in the event that a WMD incident occurs. The Council Bluffs Fire Dept. has trained their firefighters to respond to Hazardous Materials releases at two levels. 

Headerphoto2.jpgThe first level of training is Hazardous Materials Operations; this level of training gives a firefighter the knowledge to protect the public and themselves of a Hazardous Materials release.  All personnel are at a minimum trained to the operations level.

The next level of training is Hazardous Materials Technician; this level of training allows the firefighters to perform offensive actions to stop a release and contain the spill. Over 50 of our personnel are trained to this level.  

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In addition to HazMat the Council Bluffs Fire Department also trains firefighters to deal with Technical Rescue operations.

  • Personnel receive specialized training to respond to both Confined Space and High Angle rescue incidents.

  • The Technical Rescue Team acts as the emergency response team for many of our local businesses and industries. 

For questions concerning Hazardous Materials or Technical Rescue Response, please contact the Council Bluffs Fire Department's Technical Services Officer at 712-328-4674.

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Fire Department 
200 S. Fourth St. 
Council Bluffs, IA 51503 

Ph: (712) 328-4646
Fax: (712) 328-4916