Richmond firefighters take the edge off hazardous materials

Richmond fire fighters familiarize themselves with the first compartment of the three-compartment decontamination tent.

Nine Richmond firefighters trained for a mass casualty drill involving hazardous materials Saturday morning. The two-hour instruction took place at Station 64, parallel to the railroad tracks off Carson Avenue where freight cars often park while transporting high-risk materials. Training began in a classroom where HAZMAT specialists studied a slideshow and discussed how to transport…

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