The Manhattan Fire Department has been conducting hazardous materials training with the Kansas National Guard 73 Civil Support Team. This training, which is scheduled for May 19th, 20th, and 21st, will be held on the Kansas State University campus-east of Bill Snyder Family Stadium for the last day of training.
The department’s hazardous material team provides response within the city limits, but also serves as a regional response team for the state of Kansas. The team consists of nationally accredited hazardous materials technicians and operations support personnel, who are equipped to enter the area immediately surrounding the hazardous material in order to monitor the environment and mitigate the incident.
This annual exercise will test the team’s ability to have an integrated response to a chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear or explosives incident.