Welcome to the National Hazardous Materials Fusion Center, a one stop shop for information about hazmat response.
The Fusion Center is a free, voluntary, confidential, and secure web-based portal that serves as a data and information network for:
Enhance hazmat responder safety and improve decision-making for responses to hazmat incidents.
- hazmat teams
- first responders
- federal, state, and local agencies
- private sector
Key features of the Hazmat Fusion Center:
- Regional Incident Survey Teams (RIST): comprised of veteran hazmat experts that
respond post-incident to hazmat incidents by invitation of local or state jurisdictions or at the
request of PHMSA. They gather and disseminate lessons learned and smart practices from
real incidents by creating reports and training packages available on the Hazmat Fusion
- Web Portal: a free resource that serves as a one-stop-shop for valuable hazmat response
information. Training packages, smart practices, lessons learned, hazmat statistics and trends,
alerts, recommendations, and other resources are available to everyone.
- Members Only Portal: some information is only available via a user name and password.
This includes full RIST incident reports, access to the hazmat discussion forum for users to
exchange information and learn from one another.
- Incident Reporting System: allows hazmat teams to enter, manage, and analyze
their own hazmat incident reports. By local jurisdictions entering these reports,
the National Hazmat Fusion Center is able to create a national picture of what is
happening with regard to hazardous materials. The Fusion Center then disseminates
national and regional hazmat statistics and trends.
Browse Hazmat Fusion Center FAQs and learn about Hazmat Fusion Center meetings. Contact the Fusion Center Staff with your questions, suggestions or comments.
This project is a collaborative effort of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration and the International Association of Fire Chiefs.