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:
- Various techniques for handling hazardous materials
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.