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

What We Do

Each year, the first week of September, prominent and skilled instructors volunteer to provide students with the most recent information available to enhance or grow skills critical to ensure safe and effective response to hazardous materials incidents. Over 100 classroom sessions, hands-on courses, and contests to test new skills are featured. Advancements in hazardous material emergency response are dynamic and attendance at this popular annual workshop is critical in promoting 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 students new to the HazMat industry.

2019 Demographics

  • Total number of Students 605
  • Total Unique Attendees 892 (This includes students, instructors, exhibitors, and guests )
  • A total of 103 classes this year.

Typical Departments Represented (not all inclusive)

  • City County, State, and Federal Fire Departments
  • County, State and Federal HazMat Teams
  • Local, State, and Federal Law Enforcement Agencies
  • Port Agencies
  • US Military – Army, Air Force, Coast Guard, Marines, and Navy
  • US Environmental Protection Agency
  • CAL/EPA

By Field of Employment

  • Command/Management 1.6%
  • EMS/Medical 4.7%
  • Environmental Health 10.2%
  • Fire 56%
  • HazMat 15%
  • Law Enforcement 2.8%
  • Military 1.9%
  • Other 2.8%
  • Public Health 1.4%
  • Tribal Agencies 1.4%

Number of students by State or Country/Region.

AK, Alaska 7

AS American Samoa  12

AZ               3

CA               464

Canada      1

DC               1

GA               1

HI                14

ID                12

MA             1

Mexico      1

MN             2

MT              18

NE               1

NJ                9

NV              12

OR               1

Puerto Rico    1

PA               6

Panama     2

SC                1

SD               3

TN               8

TX               8

UT               2

VT               1

WA             14