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Media Field Day

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The Oregon Office of State Fire Marshal, in coordination with its Oregon fire service partners, invites you to attend a Regional Hazardous Materials Emergency Response Team (RHMERT) Media Field Day at two locations statewide:

Tuesday, May 28
Regional Hazardous Materials Emergency Response Team HM02 Eugene

Eugene/Springfield Fire
1705 W 2nd Avenue
Eugene, OR 97402
9:00am – 11:30am

Tuesday, June 4
Regional Hazardous Materials Emergency Response Team HM08 Southern Oregon

Medford Fire-Rescue - Station #4
2208 Table Rock Road
Medford, Oregon 97501
9:00am – 11:30am

Each Media Field Day will begin with a short presentation to provide media outlets, agency public information officers, and elected officials an overview of Oregon’s statewide RHMERT program, an understanding of HazMat response terminology, and information about the local HazMat Team capabilities.

Tours and photo opportunities will be available of the HazMat response vehicle and equipment following each presentation.

Regional teams respond to hazardous materials emergency incidents that exceed the resources of local jurisdictions. There are 13 teams across Oregon and are a technical resource for local incident commanders.

Team members receive 160 hours of specialized training to the technician level and are equipped to provide different levels of response. Teams are prepared for response to petrochemical highway incidents, as well as supporting response partners at biological, radiological, and exploisve incidents. The teams provide outreach training to local responders and industry to ensure communities are prepared to respond to a hazardous materials incident and create safer communities.

Please join us as the RHMERT program celebrates 30 years of service to Oregon; protecting life and the environment by responding to chemical emergencies and minimizing the dangers associated with them.

For media inquiries, please contact: Rudy Owens, Public Affairs Specialist; Rudy.Owens@osp.oregon.gov; tel: 503.934.8217; cell: 971.332.0052.

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