The Continuing Challenge Hazardous Materials Emergency Response Workshop is September 8-11, 2020

at the DoubleTree by Hilton Sacramento, California.

Let the countdown begin


Welcome to our 31st Annual HazMat Workshop

Plans are underway for the 31st Annual Continuing Challenge Hazardous Materials Emergency Response Workshop

Please click this link to download our 2020 Save the Date Flyer

Workshop Dates: September 8 – 11, 2020

Exhibitor Dates: September 9-10, 2020 


The Continuing Challenge Committee welcomes you to our new website and new look. We are still working on updating this website so it will be ready for all to use on any type of device, computer, tablet, or smart phone, you name it, it should work.

For better security measures, everyone will need to create a new profile and use a secure password. This new system has better security measures but we need to start fresh to help keep things secure.

If you enter a cell phone number, we encourage you to use your cell phone number that you will have with you at the Workshop and please pick the correct carrier for your service from the dropdown box. By choosing the correct carrier we will be able to send you a text message letting you know of any class changes or updates for your classes you are enrolled in as a student, or instructor, or exhibitor. We are able to send out a text by group, student, instructor, exhibitor, etc.

Thank you and hope to see you in 2020

The Continuing Challenge Committee

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide safe response training for all emergency responders to hazardous materials incidents affecting public health and the environment.

If you need to contact us you may do so at the following.

The Continuing Challenge
c/o Sacramento Fire Department
5770 Freeport Blvd. Suite 200
Sacramento, CA 95822, USA

Phone: 916-433-1688 between 8:00am
and 5:00pm Pacific time Monday
through Friday.

Our Purpose

The annual Continuing Challenge Hazardous Materials Emergency Response Workshop began in 1990 for the purpose of providing training, networking, and hands-on learning opportunities for all employees in hazardous materials emergency response-related fields of employment. Each year the first week of September, we bring together prominent and skilled presenters who volunteer to provide our students with the most recent information available to enhance or grow skills critical to ensure a safe and effective response. Featured are exciting classroom courses, hands-on sessions, and contests to test new skills.

What We Do

Advancements in hazardous material emergency response are dynamic and attendance at this popular annual workshop is critical to promote the health and safety of responders, the public, and the environment. The workshop is designed to provide the student with the latest information while maintaining the basics for individuals that are new to the HazMat field. The Continuing Challenge features courses that are designed to encourage interaction among all participants and includes topics that complement one another. Participants are provided an opportunity to work with the experts in a forum that relates problems and experiences; where achieving solutions to challenges in individual communities throughout the United States is possible.