Florida Hazardous Materials Symposium

2022 HAZMAT Team Competition Registration is NOT YET OPEN! 

Please CLICK HERE for the final competition rules and registration!

2020 HazMat Team Competition Sponsors

Florida State Emergency Response Commission (SERC), the Florida Association for Hazardous Materials Responders, and various vendors to the emergency response community will be hosting the 2021 Hazardous Materials Team Competition on Tuesday, January 18, 2022 at Volusia County Fire Rescue Training Facility during the Annual Hazardous Materials Symposium.


​​*Please note* There is no charge to register for the Team Competition. However, registering for the team competition does not gain you entry into the general conference. Each person who plans on attending the conference must also register separately. The cost for the conference is $195 per person.


Competition Team Make-Up


Competition teams shall be comprised of three primary members and one (optional) alternate. All members must be currently assigned as a hazardous materials technician with the fire service, law enforcement, private sector or other local, state, or federal government agency.


The alternate may only be used if one of the primary team members becomes physically incapable of continuing the competition. Otherwise, mid-competition substitution with the alternate will not be permitted.

Competition Areas

Hazards Analysis:

  • Class B Foam Calculations

  • Container Evaluation

  • Field Hazard Screening

  • Product Hazard Analysis

  • Brief the IC

  • Bonding and Grounding



  • PPE Dress Out

  • Non-Pressurized Leak Control

  • Spill Control

  • Technician Rapid Intervention

  • Emergency Responder Decontamination 

  • Best Game Score

Capabilities Assessed



The competition shall be assessed based upon the capabilities defined by the Florida Fire Chief’s Association typing standard for a Type III Hazardous Materials Resource. This definition can be found in the State Emergency Response Plan in the publications sector of the Florida Fire Chief's Association webpage at www.ffca.org.


The standards utilized for the development of this competition is based upon:


a) the current SERC training standard;

b) FSFC HazMat Technician;  

c) Applicable NFPA Standards.


Due to COVID-19, the 9th annual Florida Hazardous Materials Symposium has been cancelled for January 2021. 

We are already planning for JANUARY 2022! 

Partial funding for this event is received from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety

Administration (PHMSA) Hazardous Materials Emergency Preparedness (HMEP) Grant.

Cancellation/Substitution Policy:

All cancellations will be subject to a $50 administrative fee. Cancellations must be sent in writing via e-mail to INFO@FLHAZMATSYMPOSIUM.ORG by January 1, 2022. Telephone cancellations will not be accepted.

After January 1, 2022, substitutions will be allowed in the event the registrant is unable to attend, but no refunds will be issued. Telephone and email substitutions will be permitted.

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