Hazardous Materials / WMD Response
The Visalia Fire Department is a FIRESCOPE ICS-HM-120 Type 1 Hazardous Materials Department. The Visalia Fire Department Hazardous Materials Response Team is responsible for the mitigation of any hazardous material spill in Kings and Tulare Counties. The Hazardous Materials Response Team, with equipment acquired largely through State of California grants and private donations, responds to various types of hazardous material spills or incidents in our community and its surrounding area. The team is also under contract to surrounding cities and agencies in Kings and Tulare Counties to respond to their HazMat incidents on a cost recovery basis.