Welcome Members and Guests!

The Virginia Association of Hazardous Materials Response Specialists is the coordinated voice for hazardous materials response team members throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia. Association members exchange information on a state-wide basis, interface with national organizations, and develop a common inventory list of resources and promote resource sharing in the Commonwealth.

It is the goal of the Association to promote standardization of techniques, equipment training, and teams, and to unite, for mutual benefit, those persons engaged in hazardous materials response and provide support to hazardous materials response teams.

Please browse our web site and contact us with questions or comments.


Nominations for the 2019 VAHMRS Board of Directors are currently being taken. If you would like to nominate someone, contact Richard Parker at richard.parker.vdem@gmail.com or (804) 432-6902.

The regular fall VAHMRS business meeting will be held on Thursday, September 13, 2018, at 5:15pm.

Attendee and exhibitor registration is now live for our annual hazmat conference. Links to registration and hotel accomodations can be found on the conference page in the menu above.

Applications for VAHMRS scholarships and grants are being accepted through August 15. Printable application forms can be found on our news page above.