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MassGIS Data: Department of Fire Services HazMat Districts

August 2021

This layer represents DFS HazMat districts.

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Overview

The MA HazMat Districts were created by the Department of Fire Services organized under the Executive Office of Public Safety, and overseen by the State Fire Marshal. The 6 divisions are strategically located to be able to respond anywhere in the state within 1 hour. The HazMat teams assigned to each district support the local fire departments with technical information, expertise and specialized equipment. The district layer was created by coding each town with numbers 1-6 and then dissolving the town boundaries.

This layer is stored in ArcSDE and distributed asĀ DFS_HMD_POLY.

Updated in August 2021 to be based on the Survey Towns Boundaries (previously based on the USGS-based town boundaries).

Attributes

The polygon attribute table contains the following field:

Field Description
HAZMATDIST State HazMat District Number

Maintenance

The Massachusetts Department of Fire Services will provide any updates to MassGIS.

Last updated: August 11, 2021
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