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.
The Montgomery County Hazardous Materials Response Team is a Pennsylvania state-certified response team and is composed of two stations located in different regions of the county. Apparatus for Station 81-A are located at the Montgomery County Public Safety Training Campus in Plymouth Township. Apparatus for Station 81-B are located in Abington Township.
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 station or full team response when deemed necessary.
Citizens may apply to be a part of the Hazardous Materials Response Team.