HAZMAT (Hazardous Materials)

Responders always need to be constantly aware that hazardous materials (HAZMAT) may be present at incidents. The most common HAZMAT at emergency scenes in Vermont is a petroleum product.

All Hazmat spills/leaks or potential dangerous spills/leaks should be reported to 9-1-1 for immediate response, and then within the hour to both the 24-hour Hazardous Materials Spills Hotline at 1-800-641-5005, as well as to the National Response Center at 1-800-424-8802.

For further information

VTDEC Hazardous Material Spill Response Fact Sheet

https://www.anr.state.vt.us/dec/ead/sbcap/pdf/fs_spills_wm.pdfDownload File

Vermont HAZMAT Response Team (1-800-641-5005)

https://firesafety.vermont.gov/hazardous_materials – Open in New Window

Global Harmonization Fact Sheet


The following two resources let you identify response actions by placard number or material name.

2016 Emergency Response Guidebook


NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards

https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/npg/default.htmlOpen in New Window