2020 Hotzone Conference

October 15 – 18, 2020

COVID 19 Update

First of all, I hope everyone is well and staying safe out there.  Please continue to practice good social distancing and hand washing.  We have been monitoring the impacts around the country that this Covid 19 Pandemic is making on our response community.  As of this time, we believe it is too early to make any firm decisions as to the fate of the 2020 Hotzone Conference.  We will continue to work on the planning and logistics for holding the conference as planned.  On-line registrations will open up on the website in late May as will Scholarship Applications.  We will issue a call for papers of submission in June.

Until then, stay safe!

Certificates for the 2019 Conference are now available.  Click the Certificate link above to get yours.

Thank you to all of our attendees, speakers, exhibitors, committee and staff for helping to make the Hotzone Conference a huge success.  A special thanks goes out to all of the home and sponsoring agencies who have made the scholarship program available to our response community.  Without your support and dedication hundreds of responder’s would not be able to attend.  We will begin the planning phase for the 2020 Hotzone Conference in the days to come. Make your hotel reservations early to ensure a room.  A limited number of Scholarships are available to help you attend.  Just click on the Scholarship Application link to see the details.

While the HOTZONE is held in Region VI, it is open for anyone to attend.

The “Zone“: Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas (Federal Region 6)

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Goal: Train and equip local, state and federal responders for safe, coordinated and efficient response to releases of hazardous materials which threaten public health and the environment.

Target Audience: Local fire, police, emergency management personnel, emergency medical services, health care providers, and state and federal response personnel who participate directly in the incident command system or in its immediate support at the scene of a hazmat response or terrorist event in Federal Region 6.

The HOTZONE Committee is composed of representatives from the local, state, and federal levels of the HAZMAT response community serving Federal Region 6. It is the vision of the HOTZONE Committee to establish an annual training conference in order to continuously improve HAZMAT technical training and promote professional relationships within Region 6 as well as meet the unique needs of this region. To meet the unique needs of this region, this conference focuses on bringing together municipal and industrial fire fighters with HAZMAT responsibilities but also seeks to educate and equip other local, State, and Federal agency personnel who play an integral role in unified command at the scene.

This conference is about you, the responder.