Hazardous Materials Response
Hazardous materials response continues to be an important part of ICFD service delivery, providing two levels of service to the public. Personnel are certified to the OSHA Operations level, which allows them to respond to minor spills, i.e. gasoline, antifreeze, etc. Fifteen personnel, including all nine assigned to Station 2 (301 Emerald Street), are certified to the OSHA Technician level, which allows them to intervene in any kind of chemical emergency.
The Johnson County Hazardous Materials Response Team (JCHMRT) vehicle, Hazmat 1, is housed at Station 2. Iowa City Fire Department personnel makeup about half of the JCMHRT.