The North Suburban Hazardous Materials (NSHM) Team is a NIMS Type II joint powers team between the Falcon Heights, Lake Johanna, New Brighton, Saint Anthony, Vadnais Heights Fire Departments. This Team serves the cities of Arden Hills, Falcon Heights, Lauderdale, New Brighton, North Oaks, Saint Anthony, Shoreview, and Vadnais Heights. The total population served by the NSHM is approximately 100,000 people in suburban Ramsey and Hennepin County. The NSHM Team primary response area contains the major Interstate Freeways of 694, 35W, and 35E as well as other major state highways, county and municipal roadways. The area also contains multiple universities, several military installations as well as a variety of manufacturing and production facilities. The NSHM Team is trained and equipped to conduct a variety of activities related to the mitigation of a hazardous materials event, unknown chemical identification, toxic industrial chemical monitoring, radiation monitoring, as well as a variety of chemical/biological weapons detection. Additionally, the NSHM Team is equipped to provide real-time video feeds, scene documentation, plume modeling, onsite weather information, integration with law enforcement operations, and other site and incident support capabilities. The NSHM Team can conduct decontamination efforts for affected personnel including ambulatory and non-ambulatory victims in all weather conditions.