HOTZONE Goal – To train local, state and federal responders for safe, coordinated and efficient response to releases of hazardous materials which threaten public health and the environment.
HOTZONE 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.