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Hazardous Materials

The Hazardous Materials Section provides technical assistance and guidance to the Regional Hazardous Materials Teams and communities through out the state with regards to hazardous material incidents, in accordance with NH RSA 154:7(k). The Section also assists in the development of Emergency Action Plans (EAP) for the cities and towns in New Hampshire. The Section also answers questions regarding Hazardous Material transportation, manufacturing, usage, storage, and disposal as well as questions on the effects to emergency services personnel and/or local community. The Hazardous Materials Section assists Fire Inspectors with hazardous materials issues in buildings being inspected and provides technical assistance to Fire Investigators for fire related incidents where hazardous materials may have been involved in accordance with NH State Fire Code, Part Saf-C 6002.

Hazardous Materials Emergency Hotline 1 (800) 346-4009
The State of New Hampshire has a dedicated 24hr hotline to report a Hazardous Materials Incident after calling 911.

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Pipeline Emergencies 1 Day Train-the-Trainer Program -- May 14, 2015 or May 16, 2015
The New Hampshire Association of Fire Chief's is sponsoring a 1-day Train-the-Trainer Program in collaboration with the NH State Fire Marshal's Office & the NH Fire Academy. The goal of the training program is to bring pipeline industry and first reponder instructors and training officers together to improve planning and training in pipeline emergencies.

Presented by Philip Oakes from the National Association of State Fire Marshal's. Topics will include:

  • Gases & Liquids carried thru pipelines
  • Current pipelines located in NH
  • Recent national incidents
  • Virtual pipelines

Registration Applications:

Additional Questions? Contact Meaghan D'Agostino at the State Fire Marshal's Office (603) 223-4289 opt #2

Clandestine Laboratories Awareness/Outreach Program

Clandestine laboratories are on the rise around the country and New Hampshire is no exception. These labs whether Chemical,Drug, Explosive or Incendiary pose a serious problem to our Emergency Services Personnel and communities. These laboratories require that our Emergency Personnel to have specialized training when responding to these incidents.

The NH Fire Marshal's Office provides a Clandestine Labs Awareness Program for Police, Fire, EMS and other associated providers. This program teaches the dangers of Explosive, Chemical, Biological, Incendiary and Drug Labs. This is a 4hr, Non-Public program.
Please contact our office for questions or to schedule the program.

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If your agency or facility manufactures, uses, or stores hazardous materials you may need to report those chemicals that meet or exceed the threshold quantities listed on the EPA's website. Reporting of those chemicals has to be made by March 1st of the following year. A copy of the report must also be sent to your local fire department and the State of NH at:

All information for TIER II and Hazardous Materials electronic reporting programs are available from the USEPA at

Chemicals of Interest

As new technologies are developed we find a number of new and existing chemicals being brought to the forefront, which create some new challenges to first responders. The Chemicals of Interest section will take some of these chemicals and review basic properties, uses and emergency actions to be taken as well as other Web sites to pursue more in depth discussions about the chemicals. If you have a specific chemical you would like to see included in this section send an e-mail to

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Lethal Amount of VX Nerve Agent.
Approximate Color and Consistency

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