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Fire Department increases hazmat training

The Fire Department announced Tuesday that 70 members of its new hazardous materials technician units have received specialized training. The hazmat technician units, consisting of 25 to 30 firefighters, are based at three existing companies: Engine Company 44 on the Upper East Side, Engine Company 274 in Astoria, Queens, and Engine Company 165 on Staten Island. The 80-hour advanced training course “further demonstrates the commitment the Fire Department has to providing the people of New York with the best protection against the new threats we now face,” said Fire Commissioner Nicholas Scoppetta. Full Story

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