Three first responders in hazmat suits

Hazardous Materials

The HazMat Commission if CTIF, photographed during their spring meeting 2023.
The HazMat Commission if CTIF, photographed during their spring meeting 2023.


Nigel Blumire,
United Kingdom


Member countries and associated members:
Austria, Belgium, CERN,  Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Iveco, Latvia, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States,

Starting Year:

HazMat Commission Logo

Main activities / purpose of commission:

- Exchange of Lessons Learned with other Member Countries

- Cooperation with other Commissions and Agencies (CTIF, FEU, UN, EU,…)

- Evaluation of Hazmat education and courses for firefighters in the different countries.

- LNG - Liquified Natural Gas: Tactics and Experiences

- Interactive database for Dangerous Goods.

- Work on the adoption of common approaches to Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) incidents for First Responders.

- Knowledge exchange of CBRNE and Toxic Industrial Material/Chemical tactics

- Strengthen awareness in the area of safety and security for first responders

- Enlarge the number of participating CTIF Member Countries

- And much more

Way of Work:
The Hazmat Commission consists of working groups assigned to specific projects or new challenges.

Way of Communication:
We meet twice a year, with our member countries serving as hosts on a rotating basis. The Hazmat Commission is also using various types of media to interact with the working groups between our meetings.

Products of Commission:
The Hazmat Commission outputs in various ways. Lessons learned from the member countries are disseminated at a national level. Articles are produced on different topics and there is active participation in other Commissions and international groups to help our worldwide firefighter family provide a safer and more secure way of life.

Contact & Ways of Communication

We meet physically and with video conferences.

We have normally two physical meetings per year  and an internal communication platform.

If you want to get in contact with the commission, write to your your country delegate, or have questions,  please write to the Chair of the Commission.