Merseyside Hazmat Unit 'trailblazer for UK'.(News)

A team of firefighters from Merseyside have recently returned from Washington DC where they have had advanced training in hazardous materials incidents. They will form the new Hazmats Unit that is set to operate from Bromborough Community Fire Station on Wirral.

The unit is to be based on the model used in Washington where all the firefighters in the team are certified Hazmat Technicians. This enhanced hazmats capability was developed in the aftermath of 9/11 and is seen as a world-leader.

Firefighters were asked to volunteer for the new team for Bromborough and 11 representatives from MFRS travelled to the US where they were being trained to National Fire Protection Association standards. …

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