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GLRPPR Contacts: Chicago Fire Department - Hazardous Incident Team

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Chicago Fire Department - Hazardous Incident Team
558 W Dekovan St.
Chicago, IL 60607
Telephone: 312-747-6582
www.ci.chi.il.us/Fire/

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Service Scope:

  • Local

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Profile:

  • Although the department has been responding to incidents involving chemicals from the beginning, the latest technology is the Hazardous Incident Team (H.I.T.). The team is a group of uniquely trained firefighters using a specialized vehicle with state-of-the-art technology, equipment and protective clothing designed specifically for such incidents. The H.I.T. team responds to any suspected chemical leak--or unknown leak of any sort--and to transportation accidents involving the shipment of chemicals or toxic substances, and all fires where toxic chemicals are suspected. Examples of a fire that would require the use of the H.I.T. team would be one in a paint factory or an auto body shop where chemicals typically would be part of the inventory.

GLRPPR is a member of the Pollution Prevention Resource Exchange, a national network of regional information centers: NEWMOA (Northeast), WRRC (Southeast), GLRPPR (Great Lakes), ZeroWasteNet (Southwest), P2RIC (Plains), Peaks to Prairies (Mountain), WSPPN (Pacific Southwest), PPRC (Northwest).

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