Kenny Harmon

October 7, 1958 – February 24, 2018

On Saturday, February 24th, we lost a Giant in the HazMat Community.  Kenny Harmon served as Vice President of HOTZONE since it’s inception in 1999 and was a true champion for training responders throughout the United States.  Affectionately dubbed “Mr. Hospitality”, he sometimes seemed gruff, but beneath that facade was a man who truly loved what he did and the people around him.  He worked tirelessly to ensure that those who attended HOTZONE had one of the greatest training experiences of their lives and always wanted them to take what they learned home with them to share with their co-workers.  His love and dedication will be sorely missed.  All of us at HOTZONE wish all the best for his family and promise that his legacy will never be forgotten.


Attendance Certificates are available HERE

HOTZONE 2018 will be held October 18 – 21, 2018 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel near NRG – Medical Center in Houston, Texas. 

We have a fantastic conference planned for this year and we anticipate another record crowd.  Make your hotel reservations early to ensure a room.  A limited number of Scholarships are available to help you attend.  Just click on the Scholarship Application link to see the details.

Stay safe out there and we hope to see you in October.

While the HOTZONE is held in Region VI, it is open for anyone to attend.

The “Zone“: Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas (Federal Region 6)

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Goal: Train and equip local, state and federal responders for safe, coordinated and efficient response to releases of hazardous materials which threaten public health and the environment.

Target Audience: Local fire, police, emergency management personnel, emergency medical services, health care providers, and state and federal response personnel who participate directly in the incident command system or in its immediate support at the scene of a hazmat response or terrorist event in Federal Region 6.

The HOTZONE Committee is composed of representatives from the local, state, and federal levels of the HAZMAT response community serving Federal Region 6. It is the vision of the HOTZONE Committee to establish an annual training conference in order to continuously improve HAZMAT technical training and promote professional relationships within Region 6 as well as meet the unique needs of this region. To meet the unique needs of this region, this conference focuses on bringing together municipal and industrial fire fighters with HAZMAT responsibilities but also seeks to educate and equip other local, State, and Federal agency personnel who play an integral role in unified command at the scene.

This conference is about you, the responder.