I have been competing in Fire House Chili contests for about 10 years now with many peoples choice awards and two, 1st place by judging awards. My recipe has basically remained the same though years with minor changes from time to time. I started making my own chili power a few years ago by grinding a variety of dried chiles. I make a "no bean" chili with chunks of sirloin which are a big hit with people who eat my chili.
I have been on the County Hazmat team for many years which I used for the name from the beginning.