Hazardous Materials Response Team
The Hazardous Materials Response Team responds to all Level I responses in district and Level II responses throughout Yavapai County. The Haz-Mat team uses national recognized standards to mitigate hazardous materials emergencies. The Haz-Mat team is trained to identify, isolate, and stabilize the Hazardous Material Incident. It is not in the Hazardous Waste clean-up business, though it maintains a list of Arizona Department of Environmental Quality approved clean-up contractors and support local organized household hazardous waste clean-up days.
Prescott Fire Department and Central Yavapai Fire District personnel combine to make up the Prescott Area Hazardous Materials Response Team. The Haz-Mat team is made up of State of Arizona Certified Hazardous Material Technicians that have each completed 260 hours of training subject matters ranging from College chemistry to wearing Level “A” entry suits (moon suit). Team members must take continuing education training throughout the year, with at least 2 major drills to maintain their certification.
The Prescott Area Hazardous Materials Response Team is here not only to serve the citizens of Prescott, but also to serve all the residents of Yavapai County.
Yavapai County Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Planning Project
The following cities and Indian tribes are currently participating with Yavapai County to develop a multi-jurisdictional all-hazard mitigation plan for each community.
- Camp Verde
- Chino Valley
- Prescott Valley
- Yavapai Prescott Tribe
What is hazard mitigation planning?
A source of potential danger or adverse condition. Hazards include both natural floods,earthquakes,winter,storms,landslides,wildfires,drought,etc.).
- HAZARD MITIGATION
Any sustained action taken to reduce or eliminate the long-term risk to human life and property from hazards.
The act or process of making or carrying out plans; specifically, the establishment of goals,policies, and procedures for a social or economic unit.