Hazardous Materials Division
The goal of the Hazardous Materials Division is to provide trained personnel and adequate resources to safely and effectively mitigate hazardous materials incidents of a chemical, biological, or radiological nature posing a threat to life, property, and the environment.
- To detect, establish concentration levels, and identify through lab analysis known materials and wastes.
- To plug, cap, and seal leaks due to punctures, cracks, tears or corrosion in containers, drums, pipes, and tanks from pin hole size to 12" X 12" in diameter.
- To contain and store the products of a clean-up operation, disposal of damaged or leaking containers which cannot be stopped, and contaminated equipment and clothing in securable drums up to 85 gallons prior to approved disposal.
- To neutralize petroleum based product spills.
- To contain spills up to 100 gallons through the use of diking, blocking, and absorbing materials.
- To provide the trained personnel with appropriate levels of protective equipment during hazardous materials exposure and handling.
- To provide decontamination and first aid for personnel and victims exposed to hazardous materials.
- To provide technical expertise, liaison with local, state, federal agencies, and support to the Incident Commander during incidents.
- To further organize and administer the SARA Title III Program.
- To develop a Haz-Mat response vehicle to handle personnel and equipment needs and requirements.
- To update procedures for responding to Haz-Mat incidents, when requested, in Scott County and the Quad City area.