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The Miami-Dade County Emergency Operations Center has been activated and is closely monitoring Erika. For any updates about County facilities and services, please visit:



Miami Dade Fire Rescue (MDFR) is charged with maintaining full-time countywide response capabilities for the control of hazardous material (Hazmat) and toxic substance releases. This mission statement is supported by the MDFR Hazardous Materials Response Team (HMRT) and Hazardous Materials Bureau (HMB).

The HMRT is comprised of a Hazmat Battalion Chief, a Hazmat Specialty unit, four Hazmat Suppression units, and a Hazmat Medical unit. These units are equipped with specialized protective clothing, chemical detection equipment, sampling devices, containment tools, materials identification computer systems, state-of-the-art communications / meteorological equipment and specialized medication/antidotes.

Additionally, the MDFR Hazardous Materials Bureau provides administrative and operational support through hazardous materials response training, community planning and resource management.

Please e-mail any questions or comments about hazardous materials to:

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Hazmat Bureau
Capt. Anthony Trim


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