Our Hazardous Materials (HazMat) Unit is part of the Ventura County Regional HazMat Plan and provides 24/7 emergency response services to incidents occurring in our city/county for the safety of our residents and our local environment. We accomplish this by assessing threats, mitigating accidental releases, monitoring clean-up operations, and working with law enforcement agencies and continued training at the local and regional levels.
Our responses also include: radiological, biological, chemical threats, agricultural emergencies, and the decontamination of victims and fire personnel.
Fire Station 6, located at 10797 Darling Road, houses our HazMat Unit and firefighters assigned to Station 6 receive extensive HazMat training. We have 27 firefighters throughout our department who can be called upon to fill this role, each are certified as either HazMat Technicians or HazMat Specialists.