Kristina ‘Krissy’ Kreutzer, one of our most precious friends passed away on March 10, 2017 after a courageous battle with cancer.  Krissy was not only a friend, but one of the HazMat community’s greatest resources.  She will definitely be missed.  Our thoughts and prayers go with you, Krissy.

KRISTINA KREUTZER, Ph.D., was a research chemist with DuPont, where she was an assistant chief with the site emergency response team, and the deputy chief of the Mill Creek (DE) Fire Company. She obtained her B.S. degree in chemistry from the University of Maryland and a Ph.D. in chemistry from the MIT. She was an instructor at the Delaware State Fire School. Krissy also was a guest instructor at many of the nation’s leading HazMat conferences.  In October, while battling the disease that took her from us, she chose to be among many of you to instruct here at the Hotzone Conference.


Attendance Certificates may be downloaded by clicking the

“2016 Attendance Certificate” link above.

HOTZONE 2017 will be held October 19 – 22, 2017 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.