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Special Operations
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.

Resources and Links

Hazardous Materials Emergency Hotline 1 (800) 346-4009
The State of New Hampshire has a dedicated 24-hour hotline to report a Hazardous Materials Incident after calling 9-1-1.

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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 must be made by March 1st of the following year. A copy of the report must filed with the State Emergency Response Commission through the online portal at You must also file with your REPC/LEPC and the local fire department.

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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Dime with VX agent
Lethal Amount of VX Nerve Agent.
Approximate Color and Consistency

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