Hazardous Materials Response Team
The Mahoning County Emergency Management HAZMAT Response Team
was formed in the late 1980's in a cooperative agreement with the Board of Mahoning County Commissioners and The Mahoning County Fire Chiefs' Association. A formal Policy Board, made up of representatives from local political entities, the Fire Chiefs' Association, and the Office of Emergency Management provide guidance and direction.
The Team is made up of dedicated Firefighters that have stepped up to perform some of the most dangerous work in the Nation. Mahoning Counties' Team is comprised of Firefighters from the ranks of Mahoning County Fire Departments.
The members have participated in extensive training in the handling of hazardous materials. Members of the team are now completing extensive training in the recognition and handling of chemical, biological and nuclear weapons of mass destruction.
Captain Ted Everett (Ret.), of the Youngstown Fire Department serves as the Teams' Chief. The Teams' three vehicles are currently housed in the EMA/HazMat Building located at 700 Industrial Road.
Team members have handled a variety of dangerous incidents to include the handling of explosive materials, spills and release of toxic materials and some extensive operations including a fuel truck in a local reservoir.