Meth Lab Training
Clandestine Methamphetamine Lab Awareness Training


(Picture by John Carlin)

       The Hamburg Fire Chief’s Association recently hosted a Clandestine Meth Lab Awareness Training at the Big Tree Fire Station.   The training was intended to educate emergency services personnel of how to recognize things that might indicate the presents of a clandestine lab intended to produce methamphetamines (meth). The manufacturing, sales, and use of meth are increasing and there are tremendous hazards and dangers to the public and emergency services personnel at these clandestine labs.   It is important for firefighters, EMS personnel, and other first responders to be able to recognize these hazards to take appropriate action to keep the public and themselves safe when such labs are encountered. 
       About 115 emergency services personnel attended the informative training. The training was presented by three Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) agents pictured above.

Pictured left to right are: Det. Chris Clark of the Niagara Falls, NY Police Department, Det. Corey Higgins of the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Department, and Det. Glenn Zawierucha of the Town of Hamburg Police Department. 

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