Event Details

The current trend across the United States is the occurrence of poly-labs, or single labs that involve multiple illicit manufacturing processes including drugs, explosives, chemical agents, and/or biological agents. This 8-hour workshop will help prepare responders and investigators to conduct an all-hazard risk-based response to a clandestine lab emergency.

Training topics will include identifying multiple lab types by the hardware, processes, and pre-cursors and then recognizing the hazards and risks associated with the processes, regardless of threat material. Students will practice updated sampling techniques and walk-through rendering safe representative clandestine labs. Attendees will receive an updated threat briefing on the current materials of interest to domestic extremist and terrorist organizations.


  • Christina Baxter (Partner at Hazard3, LLC)

    Christina Baxter

    Partner at Hazard3, LLC

    Christina Baxter is the CEO of Emergency Response TIPS and a partner in Hazard3 which provide practical, evidence-based solutions for emergency response through the development of next generation tools for enhanced responder safety and education in the areas of CBRNE, hazardous materials, and clandestine laboratory response.

    Prior to forming Emergency Response TIPS, LLC, Dr. Baxter was the CBRNE Program Manager for the U.S. Department of Defense (CTTSO) where she was responsible for developing and fielding next generation capabilities for the CBRNE response elements.

    Dr. Baxter holds a Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry from the Georgia Institute of Technology. She has over 25 years of experience in the hazardous materials/CBRN response community.

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  • Gary Sharp (Partner at Hazard3)

    Gary Sharp

    Partner at Hazard3


    Gary Sharp is the co-founder of Hazard3, a small business specializing in developing and delivering risk-based response training programs. Hazard3 training combines scientifically sound, street smart tactics, with easy to follow response guides. Gary develops training solutions that include on-site courses with hands-on, virtual instructor led training (VILT), and microlearning. Microlearning is based on 5-minutes modules that students complete using an app on their smartphone or tablet. More information is available at www.hazard3.com

    Previously Gary served as the Senior Director of Training and First Responders Solutions for a defense and homeland security contractor and as a career Deputy Fire Chief. He currently volunteers as the Program Manager for the Oakland County HazMat Team, a multi-agency joint police/fire team located North of Detroit, Michigan. Gary is a member of the NFPA Hazardous Materials Technical Committee and is addicted to Starbucks.

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Phoenix Fire Special Operations Campus

2430 S 22nd Ave
Phoenix, AZ

If you have any questions please contact Gary Sharp

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