Bureau of Hazardous Materials (HAZMAT)



For information please contact:
908-654-9881
IF YOU ARE CURRENTLY IN AN EMERGENCY SITUATION CALL 911

The Bureau of Hazardous Materials protects against the impacts of natural and man-made emergencies and disasters on the people, property, environment and economy of Union County through mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery efforts.

Every member of the Team must successfully complete the New Jersey State Police Hazardous Materials Technician course. The eighty hour course covers basic chemistry, personnel protective equipment, and mitigation techniques for hazardous material releases. All members must also complete Firefighter I training and Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosive (CBRNE) Technician training. HazMat operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and serves all 21 municipalities.

HazMat maintains capabilities of a Type I Hazardous Materials Team as designated by the US Department of Homeland Security.