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Hazardous Materials (HAZMAT) Planning and Resources

Nebraska Hazardous Materials Association (NHMA)
The NHMA is a non-profit organization that provides a forum for education and networking among first responders in Nebraska. On their website, learn more about the NHMA, as well as how to become a member and what training opportunities are available.

Nebraska Hazardous Incident Team (NHIT)
Started in 1987 by the Nebraska State Patrol, Nebraska Fire Marshal and the Department of Environmental Quality, the NHIT provides a statewide hazardous incident response. This document contains more information on the NHIT and a description on how to activate the NHIT.

State Emergency Response Teams
NEMA has signed memorandum of understanding (MOU) with 10 fire departments located across Nebraska. These teams are trained in HAZMAT response and ICS and will be called upon in a large hazardous spill. This document contains a map of the 10 HAZMAT cities and a description on how to utilize these teams.

HAZMAT Training
Training is being offered across Nebraska on a regular basis. Please check the NHMA or the Nebraska State Fire Marshal for details on training.
Nebraska State Fire Marshal

2016 Emergency Response Guidebook
The guide for use by firefighters, police, and other emergency services personnel who may be the first to arrive at the scene of a transportation incident involving a hazardous material.

Emergency Assistance to a Hazardous Materials Spill
A guide to assist in the activation of a state response to a hazardous materials release.