The City of Clifton Fire Department, Health Department, and OEM (Office of Emergency Management hosted a full scale joint hazardous materials exercise at Lamart Corp. on November 19, 2022.
The exercise took place in the area of Circle Avenue and Chestnut Street. The exercise was conducted to test the operation of the emergency response plan/Incident Action Plan-IAP, incident management, and inter-agency operations.
Fire department and hazardous material technicians donned protective equipment to effect rescues and mitigate the hazards of the chemicals of the scenario.
Several mutual aid departments participated to assist with decontamination of victims and personnel. Jersey City Fire Department responded with the UASI (Urban Area Security Initiative) mass decontamination unit.
The exercise management team would like to thank all of the agencies that participated in the planning and execution of the exercise.