The NFD has six members assigned to the MABAS Division 3 Haz Mat Team. The types of incidents that may warrant a Haz Mat team response include chemical spills or leaks, rail car or roadway spills, or the release of any toxic, flammable, or reactive substance.
The NFD has six members assigned to the MABAS Division 3 Fire Investigation Team. This team uses a scientific methodology to determine the cause and origin of fires and/or explosions. These members often works in conjunction with the ATF, IL OSFM, as well as other state and local agencies.
The NFD has six members assigned to the MABAS Division 3 Technical Rescue Team. This team may be activated for incidents such as confined space and below grade rescues, structural collapses, and trench collapses. Members on the Technical Rescue Team are also considered to be experts on ropes and knots and may be activated to perform rope rescues.