Hazardous Materials: Cold Weather Doesn't Stop FL Firefighters from Hazmat Training

01/14/2014
By Brian Stoothoff Twenty seven Special Operations Team members from Ocala (FL) Fire Rescue spent the morning last week during one of Ocala’s coldest days conducting hazardous materials training. According to Battalion Chief Travis Welter, Ocala's Special Operations Team responds in all kinds of weather to all types of emergencies. Firefighters are cross-trained in high-angle rope rescue, confined space rescue, trench collapse, hazardous materials, and urban search and rescue. Ocala firefighters must take initial training classes and participate in exercises on a regular basis to become eligible and then remain a member of this highly specialized team. The training exercise conducted l...

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