About the Central NH Hazardous Materials Team
William P. Weinhold, Chief, 105 Loudon Road Bldg. 1, PO Box 3962, Concord NH 03302. Telephone 603-225-8988 Fax 603-228-0983
The Central NH Hazmat Team was first created in 1995 by the Capital Area Mutual Aid Fire Compact as the Capital Area Hazmat Team. It served the towns in the Capital Region for 9 years.In 2006 the Lakes Region Mutual Fire Aid Association entered into a joint venture agreement to bring hazardous materials response capability to both mutual aid organizations. The name Central NH Hazmat Team was adopted and still holds true today.
The team covers 53 towns in the center of NH. From the State Capital, Concord, to the tourist rich areas of the Lakes Region, the team serves a very diverse population and has varying hazards in the region. In addition, the interstate highways (I-93 and I-89) carry an abundance of hazardous cargo through the coverage area. Local highways are used to transport shipments of hazardous materials to nearly every town in the coverage area.
A small group of dedicated members from local fire departments make up the core of the response capability of the Central NH Hazmat Team. These members have taken the initiative to train in specialty areas that focus on hazardous materials emergency response. All Central NH Hazmat Team members are NFPA 472 compliant Hazardous Materials Technicians. This intensive 80 hour initial training is supported by a regular con ed training of over 24 hours each year as a minimum. Many of our team members have been involved for several years.
The team will respond at the request of a local incident commander to assist with any hazardous materials event. This can be as simple as a phone consultation to a full response for a level A incident.
The Central NH Hazmat Team utilizes a 2005 Ford box truck as its primary response vehicle. In addition, a 20 ft cargo trailer has supporting response equipment. A decontamination trailer is available and will be supported by members of the Concord Fire Department to perform decontamination of the hazmat technicians when needed.
The team has at its disposal all necessary personal protective equipment and detection equipment for nearly all types of hazardous materials and any possible radiation events.
This work is a logical progression for the hazmat team because the identification and preparation for a hazardous material in the coverage area is of utmost importance to the successful mitigation of such events.
Presently the REPC meets twice yearly, spring and fall, to provide guidance to local jurisdictions and prepare a hazardous materials emergency response annex that is available to each town in the coverage area.
Work is ongoing in that venue.
State of New Hampshire Department of Safety & Homeland Security and Emergency Management
Tier II Reporting Requirements
Tier II Reporting
Facilities should send their Tier II reports electronicallyas a file with .t2s extension, which is how it will be exported from the Tier2 Submit program when you use the Create Submission Function (found under "File”). By using the "Create Submission Function” the program will also check for errors in your report.
Please name your exported file with your facility name (no space between names) and year (example: TheSmithCompany2012).
Send the named export file to Sandra Lambert at NH Homeland Security & Emergency Management using the following email address:NHTier2@dos.nh.gov.
If you are unable to send it electronically, please transfer the .t2s file to a CD and mail it to the following address:
Sandra Lambert, NH Tier II Program Coordinator
State of NH Department of Safety
Homeland Security & Emergency Management
33 Hazen Drive
Concord, NH 03305
Please do not send your report on a floppy disc. Also, if you file the report electronically, you do not need to send it via U.S. Mail as well. If you have any questions or need assistance, you may contact Sandy at the email address above or by calling (603) 271-2231.
Please Remember:SDS(new)/MSDS(old) Sheets, Site plans, Emergency/Contingency Plans or One Plan/ICP – Intergraded Contingency Plan, Facility Floor Plan Drawings, Photos, and/or Video Clips should all be uploaded and attached directly into the Tier II report under the Site Plan Files tab located under the Certification Function prior to sending. You no longer need to send this information separately by U.S. mail.
Thank you for your cooperation and continued commitment to public safety and emergency management.
Hazardous Materials Tier II Reporting
CENTRAL NH REGIONAL EMERGENCY PLANNING COMMITTEE
The communities listed below are official members of the NH REPC. As such these communities can send electronic Tier 2 reports (PDF FILES or .T2s Files) to the Central NH REPC at the following email address: email@example.com This electronic report will address the needs for the local fire department, as well as the LEPC reporting requirements. In addition the state of NH requires the .T2s files to be mailed to the following email address: NHTier2@dos.nh.gov
Alexandria, Ashland, Barnstead, Belmont, Bristol, Boscawen, Bow, Campton, Canterbury, Center Harbor, Concord, Dunbarton, Ellsworth, Epsom, Franklin, Gilford, Hebron, Hill, Holderness, Hopkinton, Laconia, Loudon, Meredith, Northwood, Pembroke, Pittsfield, Plymouth, Rumney, Salisbury, Sanbornton, Thornton, Tilton.
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