Nashville Fire Department's HazMat team gets a new, 'first-of-its-kind' credential

  • Source: WTVF-TV CBS 5 Nashville
  • Published: 12/04/2023 12:00 AM

The Nashville Fire Department is now credentialed as a State Type 1 Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and high yield explosives (CBRNE) team. It took them over 5 years to get the designation. What does this mean? This designation acknowledges the Nashville Fire Department's ability to handle hazardous materials and dangerous situations involving CBRNE. It came from the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA). "The Nashville Fire Department has had a HazMat team since 1978, making NFD’s team one of the first in the country,” NFD and Nashville Office of Emergency Management Director, Chief William Swann, said. “With this first-of-its-kind credentialing from TEMA to NFD we are certifying that we are better trained and equipped to handle various dangerous situations."


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