The International Association of Fire Fighters HazMat and Weapons
of Mass Destruction Training Department's mission is to educate emergency responders
about strategies to safeguard their health and safety and to reduce occupational deaths
and injuries related to hazardous materials and weapons of mass destruction response.
Over the past 16 years, the IAFF’s HazMat/WMD Department has received
funds to develop curricula and directly train emergency
personnel. More than 4,000 training programs have been delivered to 91,315 emergency responders over a wide geographical area, representing both rural and
urban populations. Additionally, the IAFF has trained approximately 2,362
instructors who have gone on to provide training to an estimated 59,000
additional emergency responders.