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William G. Kelly
Fire Chief

Email: Fire
Telephone: 408-615-4900
Fax: 408-246-8652

Monday - Friday
8:00A - 12:00P, 1:00P - 5:00P

Fire Station No. 1 / Administration
777 Benton Street
Santa Clara, CA 95050

Hazardous Materials

HazMatThe Hazardous Materials Division maintains a vital role as technical consultant to the Fire Department, the City, and the business community, advising on site construction, process installation, and the safe use and handling of hazardous materials as outlined in Federal, State, and local regulations. The Hazardous Materials Specialists perform critical staff support at the scene of approximately 50 chemical release incidents each year. In addition, they conduct training for Department members in hazardous materials equipment and mitigation techniques. Fire Department personnel receive an average of 20 hours each of hazardous materials training in such subject areas as safety hazard mitigation, incident management, hazardous assessment, and legal obligations.

The Santa Clara Fire Department Hazardous Materials Division provides a number of services to the citizens and businesses of Santa Clara, including:

  • Consulting with businesses on how to safely store and use hazardous materials
  • Responding to hazardous materials emergencies
  • Training emergency response personnel in hazardous materials incident response
  • Conducting inspections of facilities where hazardous materials and wastes are used and/or stored
  • Reviewing construction plans for facilities using hazardous materials
  • Investigating exposures to or releases of hazardous materials
  • Responsible for implementing the Certified Unified Program Agency (CUPA) program for the City of Santa Clara

The Santa Clara Fire Department is dedicated to providing quality customer service. If you have comments, questions, or concerns about customer service, please complete a customer service survey.

The Santa Clara Fire Department Hazardous Materials Division is the Certified Unified Program Agency (CUPA) for the City of Santa Clara. As a CUPA, the Hazardous Materials Division is responsible for implementing the following programs:

Above Ground Storage Tanks
California Accidental Release Prevention Program (CalARP)
Hazardous Materials Management Plans/Business Plans
Hazardous Waste Generator
On Site Treatment of Hazardous Wastes
Underground Storage Tanks

Last updated: 8/24/2009 10:33:55 AM