NJ DEP Hotline: 1-877-WARN DEP
Sussex County Sheriff's Hotline: 973-579-0888
The Sussex county HAZ-MAT team, consisting of 20+/- full time county employees trained to the technician
level is available to respond to environmental and public health emergencies 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
A collaborative effort between the Sussex County
Sheriff’s Office, the Sussex County
Office of the Prosecutor, the
Division of Public Works, and the Sussex County
Sussex County Department of Environmental and Public Health Services , the team was recognized by the State of New Jersey,
Department of Environmental Protection as a Model Program for Hazardous
With the assistance of the County
of Emergency Management and the
Sussex County Public Safety Training
Academy, the program has matured into a valuable asset and tool for the
municipalities of Sussex County.
State of the Art Hazmat equipment
including response vehicles, air monitoring instruments, personal protective
equipment, and Decon units were all paid for through Homeland Security
Grants received from the State and Federal Government with very little
impact from county tax dollars.
|This county HAZ-MAT truck was
delivered in October, 2005
|One of our "decon" trailers ready for
|One of our "decon" tents being
demonstrated for members of the Sussex County Domestic Preparedness Task
|Demonstrating the capabilities of HM-1 for members of the Sussex County Domestic Preparedness Task Force
Members of the Sussex County HAZ-MAT
team, under direction of the New Jersey Office of Emergency Management, assisted in the Hurricane Katrina relief effort in the fall of 2005.