Montgomery County Special Operations is composed of two teams, overseen by the Division of Emergency Management and staffed by part-time paid responders. Each team supports and supplements the operations of municipal police, fire, and EMS agencies throughout Montgomery County.
Interested in learning more about a team or becoming a member? Contact Assistant Director for Emergency Management Operations Bill Messerschmidt at firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.
The Montgomery County Hazardous Materials Response Team is capable of detecting and identifying chemical, biological, and radiological materials. In addition, the team is equipped to perform Level B and A entries and technical decontamination, mitigate large spills, and conduct atmospheric monitoring, plume modeling, and facility planning.
The Montgomery County Urban Search and Rescue Team provides specialized assistance with structural collapse (breaching/breaking, shoring), technical search (visual, acoustic, & wide area), heavy lifting, trench rescue, confined space rescue, specialized rope rescue, and flood/swift water incidents.