Hazmat training with SEMO HSRT

The local HSRT response team composed of firefighters from the Cape Girardeau Fire Department, Jackson Fire Rescue and the Sikeston Department of Public Safety performed hazmat training Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018, at the Cape Girardeau Buzzi Unicem cement plant. The training consisted of teams responding to a benzene leak from a 6,000-gallon tanker at a rater of one-half-gallon per minute, as well as rescuing multiple Buzzi Unicem employees serving as mock victims placed throughout the plant.