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Columbus Fire and Rescue is part of the Golden Triangle Regional Haz-Mat Team, made up of members from fire departments representing Columbus, Starkville, and West Point. This specialty team was formed to perform pre-planning and research into chemical and environmental emergencies and to respond to incidents that threaten life, property, and/or the environment to control the hazard.


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The responders have received training in Haz-Mat Technician Levels I and II, Chemistry, and WMD training from MS Fire Academy; National Fire Academy; Center for Domestic Preparedness at Anniston, AL; New Mexico Tech; Texas, and LSU.