Haz-Mat Response Team


Applications for the Haz-Mat Team are currently being accepted. 

Questions should be directed to Dennis Kappler at 856-307-7100. Hazardous Materials Response Team

Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosive Response (CBRNE) Team

Gloucester County has a Hazardous Materials (HAZMAT) Response Team, a highly trained professional group that is specially equipped to respond to the release of the hazardous materials that threatens the citizens of our County, their property or the environment.

The Gloucester County HAZMAT Team consists of 30 responders who are on call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to respond to hazardous material emergencies. 

Team members are required to maintain their certification as a Hazardous Materials Technician through regular training programs, exercises and drills.  All Team members are Haz-Mat Technicians and several members are specialists in the areas of Rail Car, Tank Car, Weapons of Mass Destruction, and Meth/Clan Labs. 

The team responds to approximately 300 calls per year, ranging from DEP investigations, industrial or transportation accidents, narcotics, and IED's (Improvised Explosive Devices).