George Baade is a firefighter and Hazardous Materials (HAZMAT) Specialist with 28 years of experience as a first responder. He has hundreds of hours of training both within the fire service as well as in the HAZMAT specialty area, and he is an instructor for the FDNY. George has been a Hazardous Materials Specialist with FDNY HAZMAT Company 1 in New York, NY since January 2012. His duties include response to and mitigation of a wide variety of spills, releases, and otherwise hazardous conditions involving materials and atmospheres that are toxic, flammable, and/or caustic. Prior to becoming a HAZMAT Specialist, George was a firefighter for 13 years, responding to fires and other emergencies in New York City. George has his BS in Mechanical Engineering from the New York Institute of Technology.
Podcasts / Webinars
In this video podcast, CWO3, US Marine Corps (Retired) Kerry O’Connell interviews George Baade, Hazardous Materials (HAZMAT) Specialist with the Fire Department New York (FDNY). The conversation centers on radiation detection and response in New York City (NYC), with a spotlight on the types of HAZMAT threats that the FDNY most commonly responds to, some of the challenges of HAZMAT response in NYC, and the tools and technologies most useful to FDNY HAZMAT Specialists.