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Types of Advisories

Bulletin

Describes current developments or general trends regarding threats of terrorism.

 

Elevated Alert

Warns of a credible terrorism threat against the United States.

 

Imminent Alert

Warns of a credible, specific and impending terrorism threat against the United States.

The Eastside Hazardous Materials Response Team (EHMT) is part of the Eastside Hazardous Materials Consortium. The Consortium consists of hazardous materials technicians from EF&R, Bellevue, Redmond, Woodinville, Kirkland, Duvall, and Bothell fire departments and maintains equipment and personnel to staff two hazardous materials units in King County Zone 1; the northeast section of King County, Washington.

The training and expertise acquired by members of the Hazardous Materials Team Technicians provides expertise in several hazmat areas such as hazard pre-planning, chemistry, event mitigation, hazard analysis, and decontamination. The technicians train to the National Fire Protection Agency 472 Standard and are proficient in recognizing chemical, biological, nuclear, radiological, and explosives events, in addition to a variety of fixed-use facility and transportation hazards.