St. Mary's County Public Safety Establishes Hazardous Materials Response Team - Southern Maryland Headline News

St. Mary's County Public Safety Establishes Hazardous Materials Response Team


The St. Mary's County Board of Commissioners and the Department of Public Safety have created a St. Mary's County Hazardous Materials Response Team. The team began providing service to the community in February 2006. The Team will respond on all Hazardous Material emergencies, investigations, Chemical/Biological incidents, Weapons of Mass Destruction events, as well as specially requested emergencies.

The St. Mary's County Hazardous Materials Response Team consists of more than 50 members from all aspects of public safety including, the Department of Public Safety, St. Mary's County Volunteer Fire and Rescue departments, St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office, St. Mary's Hospital, and the Department of Public Works. The Team is managed and housed at the Department of Public Safety and currently has three units; a 1983 Ford Bus and two Ford F350 Trucks that tow 2 trailers (one for Spill Response and one for Decontamination of victims and responders).

For more information about the St. Mary's County Hazardous Materials Response Team, you can contact Thomas A. Mattingly, Jr. at the Department of Public Safety, 301-475-4200, ext. 2121.

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