Hazardous Area Response Team
The London Ambulance Service Hazardous Area Response Team (HART) is a specialist unit dedicated to providing medical care in hazardous and challenging environments. HART operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, providing an essential response to incidents that pose a risk to public health, including chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) incidents.
With highly trained and equipped staff, HART is able to respond to a wide range of incidents, providing medical care and advice to those in need while minimizing risk to both patients and healthcare workers. This includes chemical spills, explosions, and hazardous material incidents, as well as large-scale emergencies such as fires and building collapses. HART also provides support to other emergency services, such as the police and fire brigade, by providing medical care and advice in hazardous environments.
The team works closely with other emergency services to ensure a coordinated response to incidents, allowing for the best possible outcome for those involved. The HART team is made up of highly trained paramedics, who have undergone rigorous training and are equipped with the latest medical and personal protective equipment. This enables them to provide a high standard of care in the most challenging and hazardous of environments.
HART plays a vital role in the response to major incidents in London, helping to save lives and protect the public. With their specialist skills and equipment, HART provides a unique and essential service to the people of London, helping to keep the city safe and secure.