FDNY special ops symposium highlights haz-mat operations, rescue procedures

Lion recently participated in FDNY’s Special Operations Symposium at the FDNY Training Academy at Randall’s Island, NY. Several chiefs from within the department presented on topics including hazardous materials operations, rescue company procedures, safety command guidelines, marine company operations and anti-terrorist command procedures to a group of more than 400 special operations first responders from around the U.S. and world.

Deputy Chief Nicholas Del Re, Chief in Charge of FDNY’s Haz-Mat Operations, presented the history of the department’s haz-mat operations along with its current capabilities. He also highlighted upcoming efforts to improve the FDNY’s Chemical Protective Clothing (CPC) program.

As part of the upgrade to its CPC program, the FDNY has selected Lion’s MT94 CBRN protective ensemble to fit its mission-specific needs and increase its response capabilities for technical rescue, patient rescue, decontamination and air monitoring.

The revamped program provides FDNY’s haz-mat response teams with a more functional and mobile alternative than wearing traditional Level A suits to respond to such incidents.

Check out this video of Lt. John Cassidy of FDNY’s Hazardous Material Co. 1 explaining some of the new training procedures they will be conducting in their MT94 suits.