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Hazardous Materials Response

The Environmental Division assists the Fargo Fire Department Hazardous Material Response Team when there is a release or spill of a hazardous product. The primary duties fulfilled by the Environmental Health Department include:

  • Assisting in identifying the hazardous product and the associated safety hazards.
  • Notifying the proper state and federal agencies of the spill or release.
  • Eliminating misinformation by answering questions from the media.
  • Providing the responsible party with the appropriate information to cleanup or mitigate the hazardous spill/release.
  • Monitoring the cleanup or mitigation of the hazardous spill/release until local, state and federal regulations are met.