Fire/EMS News

Posted on: November 22, 2016



RERT 8 serves as the regional body for planning and response to a hazardous materials release/accident, CBRNE event, bomb related incident, or threat of weapon of mass destruction (WMD)/ weapon of mass effect (WME).  Operational members of RERT 8 carry advanced certifications in hazardous materials response and mitigation (“HAZMAT Technicians” or Specialist), explosive ordinance handling and disposal (“Bomb Technicians”), environmental/public health specialties, and/or emergency medical services.  Consulting and planning members carry advanced certification in emergency management, incident command implementation, and communications. The Bomb Team is a fully functioning bomb squad and can bring robotics to other problems as needed.

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