HazMat Team

  • Recognized need for a countywide response team and planning began in 1989.
  • Team put into service in early 1990.
  • Team is funded annually through county tax dollars. Initially, some start up cost was funded by local industries in conjunction with the LEPC.dustry.
  • Team typically responds to major situations every year. Many incidents are handled by on call personnel or a smaller number of team members.
  • Response vehicle is a 1996 International/Hackney purchased used in 1999. Currently stored at the North Spartanburg Fire Department Station 1 on Asheville Highway.
  • Haz-Mat Team’s response is to stop & contain leaks/spills with clean up left for private contractors