The Montgomery County Hazardous Materials Response Team is a Pennsylvania state-certified response team and is composed of two stations located strategically in different regions of the county.
- Station 81A: Montgomery County Public Safety Training Campus
- Station 81B: Abington Township Public Safety Training Facility
MCHMRT responds to any incident involving chemical or other hazardous spills or leaks. Response is done at the request of the incident commander through the Emergency Communications Center. The primary response is handled by the MCHMRT officers and is supplemented by a full team response when deemed necessary.
To provide a valuable service to the citizens and emergency responders of Montgomery County by cooperatively identifying and resolving issues regarding hazardous materials emergency incidents through the use of state-of-the-art detection and identification equipment, technical expertise, tactical consultation, and advanced operational capabilities.
The HMRT is dedicated to providing these services through relentless training, valid exercises, and constant research in hazardous materials response, in order to save lives, protect property, and mitigate environmental impacts.
In 2018, the Division of Emergency Management completed an evaluation of and strategic plan for the Hazardous Materials Response Team, which lays out a blueprint for continued service delivery into the future. To view the Strategic Plan, click here.