advertisement

Columbia Fire Department receives Hazmat training grant

Thursday, July 8, 2010 | 3:04 p.m. CDT

COLUMBIA — The Columbia Fire Department was recently awarded a $40,000 grant for additional hazardous materials training.

Department wide training is ongoing and will continue into next week. Later this month, specialized classes in Hazmat response and safety will be offered to up to 24 department members.

Brad Frazier, President of the Columbia Professional Fire Fighters Local 1055, worked with the department to secure funding from the International Association of Fire Fighters and federal emergency agencies. The grant application was submitted in late May.

“We hoped we’d get something, but we got everything we asked for," Frazier said. “Enhanced Hazmat training will help make us a better department and a safer community.”

This is the first IAFF grant the department has received, but more applications might come in the future.

All firefighters in the department are required to have some level of Hazmat training, but because of Columbia’s population and sensitive locations such as stadiums, more training is always welcome, Frazier said. 


Like what you see here? Become a member.


Show Me the Errors (What's this?)

Report corrections or additions here. Leave comments below here.

You must be logged in to participate in the Show Me the Errors contest.


Comments

Leave a comment

Speak up and join the conversation! Make sure to follow the guidelines outlined below and register with our site. You must be logged in to comment. (Our full comment policy is here.)

  • Don't use obscene, profane or vulgar language.
  • Don't use language that makes personal attacks on fellow commenters or discriminates based on race, religion, gender or ethnicity.
  • Use your real first and last name when registering on the website. It will be published with every comment. (Read why we ask for that here.)
  • Don’t solicit or promote businesses.

We are not able to monitor every comment that comes through. If you see something objectionable, please click the "Report comment" link.

You must be logged in to comment.

Forget your password?

Don't have an account? Register here.

advertisements