Los Alamos National LaboratoryHAZMAT Challenge
Bringing together HAZMAT professionals to train and network.

22nd Annual HAZMAT Challenge

"Domestic Terrorism"

August 13-17, 2018
The Hazardous Materials (HAZMAT) Challenge is an annual training event held at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL).

Registration: Team registrations due by COB July 13, 2018 | Vendor registrations due by COB July 20, 2018

Hosted by the Security and Emergency Operations Division of Los Alamos National Laboratory

hazmat challenge

Emergency responders taking part in exercises during last year's Challenge.

For the past 21 years HAZMAT teams, have joined the challenge for a chance to network with one another, practice technical skills, and learn new HAZMAT techniques under realistic conditions in a safe environment. The HAZMAT Challenge is an event where you can have fun and forget you are learning at the same time.

Vehicles, trucks, tankers, and rail cars are used in some of the props to mimic real-life hazardous material situations. Past Challenge scenarios have included drug laboratory or chemical hazard identification, a complex valve tree, confined space rescue, compressed gas leaks, a leaking rail car dome, pressurized drum opening, a stinger operation, and a damming/diking exercise from an overturned tanker.