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The Honolulu Fire Department's (HFD) Hazardous Materials (Hazmat) response units provide in-depth technical knowledge, skills, abilities, and equipment to support Fire Operations in these types of missions:


  • Chemical spills, leaks, and releases
  • Multialarm building fires 
  • Confined space rescues
  • Potential terrorist events 
  • Other chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosive (CBRNE)-related incidents


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The HFD's Hazmat response units have extensive training in the chemistry of hazardous materials (80 hours), hazmat incident tactics (80 hours), specialized equipment use, and annual continuing education.  The HFD Hazmat response units are stationed at Kalihi Uka, near the Honolulu metropolitan area, and in Kapolei, near the Campbell Industrial Park area.

  • Kalihi Uka Fire Station 32 - Hazmat 1 
  • Kapolei Fire Station 40 - Hazmat 2                                






  • 2000 Lance Emergency Response Chassis by Peirce Manufacturing
  • Powerplant-Detroit Diesel Series 60 12.7 liter, turbocharged 6-cylinder, 470 HP, DDEC Electronic Governor
  • Allison 6-speed automatic with retarder
  • 40 kilowatt power take-off generator, with high intensity lighting surrounding truck and telescoping tower 


Other Equipment:


  • All levels of chemical protective clothing
  • Radio communications
  • Extensive set of emergency decontamination equipment
  • Reference library via electronic and published  materials
  • Air monitoring equipment for hydrogen sulfide, sulfur dioxide, ammonia, chlorine, halogens, and explosive gases
  • Basic life support supplies  
  • Tarkington HAZCAT kit
  • Hazmat ID kit 
  • Spill and leak control equipment
  • Thermal imager
  • Digital camera
  • Self-contained breathing apparatus equipment


Combustible Gas Indicator


Drager Hazmat Simultest kit







Last Reviewed: Wednesday, October 02, 2013