Hazmatters: Westmoreland County Hazardous Materials Response Team 800

This week’s Hazmatters comes to us from Westmorland County, PA, as Team 800, an all hazards team

Team 800 response apparatus

Team 800 information:

 “PA Region 13 covers a population of 3 million over a 9,550 square mile area. There are 706 local Municipalities, 713 Fire Departments, 392 Police Departments, 203 EMS Agencies, 65 Hospitals, 9 State Certified HazMat Teams, and 2 Explosive Teams. The Region 13 Task Force prides itself in have a strong relationship between Local, County, Sate, and Federal Organizations.”

Team website: HERE

Team Facebook: HERE


Recently Team 800 participated in a region wide full scale exercise today with multiple southwestern Pennsylvania command staff, swift water response and hazmat teams in Allegheny County. A fuming sulfuric acid tote inside a box trailer was breached in a motor vehicle accident and was mitigated by a collaboration of those teams. The response teams took quick action in freezing temperatures to stop the simulated spill and fuming product on land and waterway.

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