The Chagrin/Southeast Regional Hazardous Materials Response Team responds to many
different types of incidents. These can include: transportation incidents, industrial
fires, inappropriate mixtures of household chemicals, suspected terrorism incidents,
methamphetamine labs, mass gathering events and dignitary protection details.
The Chagrin/SE Hazmat Team began training for response to the consequences of a terrorist
attack following the attacks on our embassies in Kenya and Tanzania in 1998, and
the training has been continuous ever since.
Our team is one of only nine specially trained teams in the state of Ohio tasked
with civilian response to terrorist incidents.
We have been verified to meet the rigid standards of the Ohio Hazmat Tecnical Advisory
Committee and the Ohio Emergency Management Agency as a Type 1 Hazmat/WMD Team.
In order to prepare for this responsibility, our members have attended federal Department
of Homeland Security and Department of Defense Training Courses througfhout the United
Incident Response to Terrorist Bombings, New Mexico Tech
WMD Radiological Technician, Nuclear Weapons Test Site, Mercury, Nevada
COBRA Training, WMD Technician, Center for Domestic Preparedness, Anniston, Alabama
Prevention and Response to Suicide Bombing Incidents, Socorro, New Mexico