Special Hazards Response Team

The Worcester County Special Hazards Response Team (SHRT) is responsible for the response and mitigation of all chemical, biological accidental or terrorism related  incidents in Worcester County.

To achieve the goal of timely response, the Worcester County Fire Marshal's Office, in conjunction with the Worcester County Department of Emergency Services, employ seven full-time personnel dedicated to the team. The team is supplemented by over 30 volunteers from the 10 fire volunteer departments within Worcester County.

The team regularly meets once a month to discuss procedures and practice various training topics. Virtually all of our members have been trained to either the Nationally Recognized Hazardous Materials Technician or Operations level by the Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute. This level of training allows our responders to identify, assess and mitigate a broad variety of incidents we may become exposed to.



To Be Announced