Applications for the Haz-Mat Team are currently being accepted. Questions should be directed to Dennis Kappler by calling 856-307-7100.
Gloucester County has a Hazardous Materials (HAZMAT) Response Team, a highly trained professional group that is specially equipped to respond to the release of the hazardous materials that threaten the citizens of our County, their property, or the environment.
The Gloucester County HAZMAT Team consists of 30 responders who are on call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to respond to hazardous material emergencies.
Team members are required to maintain their certification as a Hazardous Materials Technician through regular training programs, exercises, and drills. All Team members are Haz-Mat Technicians and several members are specialists in the areas of:
- Meth/clan labs
- Rail car
- Tank car
- Weapons of mass destruction
The team responds to approximately 300 calls per year, ranging from:
- Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) investigations
- Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs)
- Industrial or transportation accidents