The Hazmat team is composed of 30 personnel trained to the Technician level and supported by the remainder of the department, who are trained to the Operations level. We are also supported by and train with teams from surrounding departments and the 61st Civil Support Team out of Little Rock.
The team is divided into five groups: Air monitoring/Sampling, Protective Equipment, Communications/Research, Decontamination and Spill Control. Two specialists are in charge of each group.
We respond not only in Fayetteville, but anywhere in Northwest Arkansas when requested. In addition to emergency mitigation, team members will conduct air monitoring at events where a large number of people are present.