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2024 Opening Ceremony:
Every Disaster is a HazMat Disaster
Keynote Speaker:
John Scardena


John Scardena is a subject matter expert in emergency and disaster management. As a former Federal Emergency Response Official, John has been a driving force in every aspect of the Disaster Lifecycle. He has been integral in the development of emergency management teams, technologies, and processes in all levels of local, state, and federal governments. John developed and led FEMA’s first tactical level drone team in disaster. He is credited with the successful mitigation of numerous man-made threats and natural caused potential crises. 

John hosts the Disaster Tough Podcast and the Founder of The Readiness Lab and the Chief Executive Officer at Doberman Emergency Management Group.



HazMat Symposium Classes being held at:

Daytona Grande Oceanfront Resort

422 N. Atlantic Ave.

Daytona Beach, FL 32118


HazMat Symposium Team Competition being held at:

Volusia County Fire Rescue Training 

3889 Tiger Bay Road

Daytona Beach, FL 32124


Daytona Grande Oceanfront Resort

422 N. Atlantic Ave.

Daytona Beach, FL 32118

Training Agenda
  • Tuesday 1/16/2024: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

  • Wednesday 1/17/2024: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

  • Thursday 1/18/2024: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

  • Friday 1/19/2024: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm


HazMat Team Competition




The State of Florida HazMat Competition for a Transportation Emergency is open to any hazardous materials technician. Each team should consist of three (3) members with one (1) optional alternate. The competition is open for the first 14 teams to register.






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