Our lives are positively affected by many man-made materials. Unfortunately, in the wrong quantities and concentrations, these materials can also pose a hazard to our health and environment. The Bismarck Fire Department spends many hours training on how to mitigate those hazards. We have equipment that helps us react to these situations. While we can never be fully safe when respond to these incidents, we have training, equipment and clothing that allows us to approach the affected areas in as safe a manner as we can.