Specialized Solutions 

SRS, a Republic Services company, provides international response services for highly hazardous and volatile events such as train derailments, well and pipeline emergencies, ship fires, over-the-road incidents, industrial fires, clandestine drug labs and WMD events and drills.

Renowned Response Specialists

SRS emergency response personnel are renowned for their expertise in managing large-scale emergencies involving all classes of hazardous materials and dangerous goods. Our experts maintain either paramedic or EMT certification as well as other certifications that exceed OSHA requirements. Through the association of specialized organizations, institutions, and advocacy groups, SRS personnel maintain current knowledge and skills and continue the lines of communication with other specialists in the industry.   

Our Capabilities  

  • High hazard response and standby 
  • Toxic chemical response expertise
  • Firefighting 
  • Rail emergency response
  • Reactive/explosive material management
  • Compressed gas management   
  • TIH/PIH materials management
  • Training and consulting 
  • Specialized response equipment design and fabrication   

High Hazard Response and Standby Services 

Performing an average of 30 to 50 full-scale high hazard emergency responses a year, our highly trained personnel have over 30 years of experience working on response teams together. SRS crews have successfully responded to thousands of highly hazardous materials incidents and numerous major train derailments and events across varying terrain, geographies and climates. Services include: 

  • Emergency response and management of highly hazardous materials   
  • Large Incident Command System (ICS) S support  
  • Confined space rescue and standby  
  • Toxic chemical response  
  • Class A and B poisons  
  • Train derailment emergency response plans 
  • Well and pipeline emergencies  
  • Facility fires and explosions 
  • High hazard rail response 
  • Wildland fire support 
  • WMD events and drills  


Firefighting Expertise 

SRS emergency response fire teams have successfully extinguished hundreds of burning tank cars containing flammable liquid, and managed hundreds of compressed gas tank car incidents that were transferred, flared, purged, hot tapped or control burned. Each case requires thorough risk assessment, safety planning, and scientific and practical experience in the development of sound firefighting/response strategies employed successfully at each event.  

In addition to response and incident support, standby fire brigade, post incident support and industrial fire equipment manufacturing – Republic Services’ SRS industrial firefighting specialists offer numerous consultancy and training courses. 

TIH/PIH Materials Management 

Every year, our SRS teams performs 200+ chlorine transfers and 1,000+ connections without release or exposure, performing weekly routine chlorine transfers at multiple water facilities. SRS is an Associate member of the Chlorine Institute and a verified Level III Emergency Response Contractor in the CHLOREP program. Level III Contractors are chosen for their knowledge and capabilities to respond to critically damaged Chlorine, Vinyl Chloride and mission chemical containers. 



Compressed Gas Management 

SRS’s experience with compressed gas management includes responses to incidents involving LPG, anhydrous ammonia, chlorine, vinyl chloride monomer, sulfur dioxide (SO2) and many other compressed gas materials. Our expertise also includes management of containers and strategic fire suppression activities on burning LPG tanks, tank cars, cylinders and fixed facility fires.  


Reactive/Explosive Materials Management 

SRS emergency response also supports customers and internal operations across the country with explosive material identification, disposal options and safe transport or removal from buildings and locations.

Training and Consultancy 

Our staff of Certified Instructors offer a variety of hazardous materials and firefighting training courses to customers across North America. Customers rely on SRS not only for training support, but also operational direction and experience driven actions to help resolve serious chemical incidents, and strategies to plan and prevent future events from occurring.

Specialized Equipment Design and Fabrication 

SRS, a Republic Services company, maintains a distinguished fleet of sophisticated emergency response equipment, and we take great care in the custom design, development and fabrication of specialty tools, vehicles and equipment. Our expert SRS team designs pieces to address the individual needs and requirements of customers, including a range of response trailers and vehicles, mobile command units, utility vehicles, transfer trailers, air monitoring/decontamination units, product specific transfer hoses, pumps, compressors, custom outfitted breathing air trailers, foam application units, as well as specialized reactive/explosive material handling equipment and vehicles.  

Portable Firefighting Form Units 

SRS portable firefighting units provide plenty of flexibility and add fire power to your arsenal. With a variety of options available, you can custom order to suit your needs. 

High Rail UTV Unit 

Our SRS high rail unit is available with a variety of options, enabling you to design and customize your UTV to fit your operations. 

Breathing Air/Safety Trailers 

Fully customized to meet any specification, standard, industry, and/or geographical need, our SRS breathing air/safety trailers are top-of-the-line. 


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Why Republic Services?

  • 24/7 emergency response hotline 
  • Highly trained personnel 
  • Specialized equipment design and fabrication 
  • Recognized as the leaders in high hazard response with unmatched experience and capability
  • Nationwide network of owned and operated disposal assets    

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