Hazardous Materials Response Team

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Hazardous materials pose a real, and potentially disastrous threat to the citizens and visitors of Dauphin County. Hazardous materials incidents may include, but are not limited to, responses involving fires, spills, transportation accidents, chemical reactions and explosions. Associated hazards involved may include toxicity, flammability, radiological hazards, corrosives, explosives, health hazards or any combination of these items. 

Dauphin County is proactive in both planning and emergency response relative to hazardous materials incidents, as well as potential criminal/terrorist incidents involving hazardous materials.Entry 1 - Copy

The Dauphin County Hazardous Materials Response Team (DCHMRT), formed in 1995, maintains a state-level certification through the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) and functions as part of the Dauphin County Department of Public Safety. In addition to being certified through PEMA, the team is also recognized at the 75% level for the Participating Department Recognition Program through the Office of the State Fire Commissioner.  For this listing, over 75% of the membership must have an active Pro-Board Certification, which is a nationally recognized standard for training.
The HazMat Team is comprised of both volunteers and career personnel who train regularly and respond together to mitigate hazardous situations throughout Dauphin County and assist neighboring agencies when called upon. The volunteers come from all walks of life, including firefighters, EMT’s, nurses, engineers, police officers, accountants, sales, industrial safety, military, entrainment, and construction to name a few. If you are interested in joining the team, reach out to the Department of Public Safety at dauphinEMA@dauphincounty.gov .
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On average, the DCHMRT provides assistance 50 to 60 times per year to local fire departments, police departments and other governmental agencies.

A duty officer is available 24/7/365 to provide technical assistance when requested. The team’s station, acquired in 2021, is located at 930 Peter’s Mountain Road, Dauphin, PA. In a partnership with the Harrisburg Bureau of Fire (HBF), additional equipment and resources are stored at HBF Station 2.

During normal business hours, the administrative team for the DCHMRT can be reached at 717-558-6800. If there is an emergency need outside normal business hours, please contact 717-558-6900.

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