McAllen- The City of McAllen Fire Department in partnership with the Mission and Pharr Fire Departments, will host a binational HAZMAT training exercise Aug. 31- Sept. 4. The objective of the training is to prepare first responders to handle emergency situations involving hazardous materials.
The departments will host about 35 firefighters from multiple departments along the Texas/Tamaulipas border including: Reynosa, Miguel Aleman, Rio Bravo, Camargo, Matamoros and San Fernando.
The training will be held at the McAllen Fire Department Central Station EOC room and will consist of a one and a half-day classroom instruction, two day hands-on, and a full-scale exercise at the Pharr International Bridge on the final day.
Who: McAllen Fire Department in conjunction with Mission and Pharr Fire Departments
What: HAZMAT training with first responders from cities along the Mexico border
When: Aug. 31- Sept. 4.
Where: McAllen Fire Department Central Station EOC room 201 N. 21st
Pharr International Bridge -9900 S Cage Export Lanes #1