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Haz Mat 2

Haz Mat 2 Environmental Fire & Rescue Company is a Pennsylvania state-certified hazardous materials response team. Its membership is all-volunteer with the exception of a part-time office manager. The company is contracted by the Lancaster County Board of Commissioners to respond to hazardous material incidents in the county. The team was organized in 1983 by the Eden, East Petersburg, Neffsville and Southern Manheim Township fire companies. In 1993, the team officially chartered and is now a stand-alone organization. The team is financially supported with funds allocated by the County of Lancaster as well as through response cost recovery efforts.

The team is based at the campus of the Lancaster County Public Safety Training Center located at 101 Champ Boulevard. It operates a fleet of several vehicles including Haz Mat 2-1 which carries research materials, monitoring devices and specialized personal protective equipment. Haz Mat 2-2 is a Ford 550 pick-up with a compartmentized body that also pulls a trailer that primarily maintains spill control supplies. The trailer also carries a Polaris ATV. The team also utlilizes several utiltiy vehicels that serve as duty and quick response vehicles.

Duty Officer Program

The team always has a Duty Officer assigned that can be called upon to provide guidance and support for incidents that may not require a full haz mat team response. The duty officer shall be summoned by request throught the 9-1-1 center.

Haz Mat Team Recertification

The haz mat team, in accordance with PEMA Directive D2010-02, must be recertified every four years. This includes a rigorous inspection of haz mat team records, reports and equipment by State fire, enviromnetal and emergency managment personnel. Haz Mat 2 was last recertified in April of 2016.

Public Service Outreach

The haz mat team welcomes the opportunity train with local emergency services. The team can provide a show-and-tell of its equipment to fire department personnel as well as engage in functional exercises. If your department is interested in training with the haz mat team, call 717-537-4197.