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HazMat (Hazardous Materials)

Maria Duazo, CCC HSD

Phone: (925) 335-3200 |

Meets monthly on the second Wednesday, 11:30 a.m.

The purpose of the Coastal Region Hazardous Materials Organization (CRHMRO) is to minimize the risk and impact of hazardous materials emergencies by integrating regional response training within the sixteen counties of the California Office of Emergency Services Region II. This also includes training needs for EMS, law enforcement, fire, hazmat response teams personnel, industry employees, and other resources within the Region. In addition to the identification of training needs, the CRHMRO provides necessary training and identifies resources to improve response capabilities. Through the efforts of the organization, there has been an increase in knowledge of policies, procedures and response capabilities of each agency as well as the most current and updated concerns. The organization has compiled a hazardous Materials Resource Manual identifying hazmat response teams and how to access their services. The CRHMRO authored the first HAZMAT mutual Assistance Agreement in California to provide and receive assistance from public and business entity members. The CRHMRO has conducted multi-agency drills and sponsored training classes throughout the Region. Since 1999, every two years CRHMRO has sponsored a transportation safety conference providing training and classes on the transport of hazardous materials with trucks and trains.


Visit the Coastal Region Hazardous Materials Organization (CRHMRO) website