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The Challenges of Hazmat Responses

Richard Marinucci

Maintaining hazmat response capabilities can be challenging because, fortunately, significant responses are not typically common for most organizations.

Yet, there is an expectation that departments will be capable. There are some things that can be done to keep personnel “response ready.” Communities must determine the expected level of response and establish goals in this regard. This will vary based on the real and perceived threat of a hazmat event and a community’s willingness and ability to pay.

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