Controlling Hazardous Materials
The City of Highland Park Fire Department uses prevention, preparation, education and ongoing training to provide an effective formula to control catastrophic releases of hazardous materials. The Fire Department has aggressively trained its personnel to the state-certified level of Hazardous Materials Operations First Responder.
Additionally, six firefighters from the Highland Park Fire Department assigned to the Mutual Aid Box Alarm System Division III Hazardous Materials Response Team are state certified to the level of hazardous material technicians. These technicians, along with the battalion chiefs who are state-certified to the Incident Command level, are capable of terminating these undesired incidents.