Technical Hazards Response


The Technical Hazards Response Unit (THRU) is responsible for protecting over 1,800 men and women in the Laboratory Division’s Forensic Response Portfolio by providing on-site expertise in health and safety matters, paramedic medical care, complex evidence access, and operational logistics, as well as delivering accredited health and safety training. The unit manages all safety equipment utilized by the field Evidence Response Teams (ERTs) and Hazardous Evidence Response Teams (HERTs), as well as the Laboratory Division’s regional response infrastructure.

The Team

Physical security specialists and management and program analysts who support the Operations Program, Training Program, Infrastructure Program, and Administrative Program.

The Work

  • Detection and monitoring
  • Respiratory protective systems
  • Decontamination
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Field equipment supply
  • Secure communications
  • Remote access camera systems
  • Emergency medical services
  • Hazardous evidence transports
  • Hazardous forensic operations
  • Confined space
  • Rope access
  • Excavations
  • Dive medical technicians
  • Operational logistics
  • Special event support
  • Deployable pre-loads
  • Budget execution
  • Operational response center management
  • Forward staging bases
  • Aviation coordination
  • CBRN OSHA certification
  • Accredited training
  • Validated response teams