HazMat Team Spotlight: Burlington County, NJ, HAMMER-15

Slideshow Images: Burlington County, NJ, HAMMER-15 Burlington County is located in South New Jersey just north of the metropolitan areas of Philadelphia and Camden, NJ. Burlington is the largest of New Jerseys 21 counties and has an area of 819 square...

Monitoring Instruments & Identification Equipment

Remote Monitoring:

  • Allen-Vanguard MK2 ROV w/Arm Mounted IR Camera
  • SAIC Portable X-ray wireless imaging system
  • FIRECAM K-80 Thermal Imaging w/transmitter

Monitoring capabilities include:

  • Digital pH Meter
  • pH Paper
  • MultiRAE SO2/CL2 PID
  • Oxidizer Paper
  • Inficon: Hapsite (Gas Chromatograph/Mass Spectrometer)
  • Rae Systems: ppbRAE PID
  • SensIR Industries, TravelIR w/Sealable Pressure Device
  • SensIR Industries, Extract IR Preparation Kit
  • Foxboro TVA-1000 FID/PID
  • Drager Colorimetric Tubes
  • RaeSystems Area RAE: 8 wireless AreaRae Detectors

Terrorist Agent ID:

  • APD 2000
  • Alexeter Chemical Immunoassay Strips and Reader
  • Bio 20/20 Protein Testing
  • Indipro Protein Residue Testing
  • M-9 tape, M-8 paper, and M-256 Kits
  • Chemical Agent Monitors (CAM)
  • Trace Explosives Residue Detection
  • GE Vapor Tracer

Radiation Monitors:

  • Ludlum Radiological Response Kit SAIC GR-135 Identifier w/Neutron & CZT Detector
  • Thermo Electron Radioisotope Identifier
  • SAIC Pager/Dosimeters

Identification Kits:

  • HAZCAT Methamphetamine/Waste ID Kits
  • Methamphetamine Test Kit
  • Spilfyter: Chemical & Wastewater Classifier Strips

Personnel Protective Equipment

Level A & B

  • DuPont Tychem TK 10000 & Kappler Tychem Responder
  • DuPont: Chemrel, Tychem CPF 3 & Tychem CPF 4

Respiratory Protection

  • Scott Air-Pak 50 SCBA with 60 minute bottles
  • Scott C420 PAPR with MPC Cartridges
  • Scott P100 APR with MPC Cartridges


Motorola 500 MHz. XTS 3000 & Motorola 150 MHz. HT1250

Research Resources (Partial Listing)

Computer Software Programs

  • HazMaster G3 (Version 8)
  • NIOSH PPE Guide
  • CHRIS Manual
  • Medical Management of Radiation Casualties
  • Jane's Chem-Bio Handbook
  • Internet Access
  • Others

Hard Copy Reference Books

  • ERG
  • Bureau of Explosives Book
  • Condensed Chemical Dictionary
  • First Responder Guide to Agricultural Chemical Accidents
  • Sittig's Handbook of Pesticides and Agricultural Chemicals
  • Explosives Identification Guide
  • Merck Index
  • Condensed Chemical Dictionary
  • CHRIS Manual
  • Medical Response to WMD
  • Others

Standard Operating Procedures/Guidelines

Check with Burlington County Hazmat for specific SOP/SOG's

Hazardous Materials Exposures

Major transportation routes in Burlington County with hazardous materials potential include the New Jersey Turnpike, I-95, I-295, the Garden State Parkway, and U.S. Highways 130 and 206. Conrail routes pass through the North and Western Central portions of the county. Hazardous materials are also transported on the Delaware River to or from the many chemical facilities located along its banks. Fixed facilities in the county are mainly located on the western edges. Typical hazardous materials shipped through and used within the county include sulfuric acid, vinyl chloride (over 500,000 pounds used and stored at one facility alone), ammonia, formaldehyde, ethylene oxide (an ether), propane, benzene, hydrochloric acid, chlorine, and petroleum products. Underground pipelines transverse the county carrying a wide variety of potentially dangerous hazardous materials.

Major Hazmat Incidents

During September 2006 HAMMER-15 responded to an overturned insulated MC-307 tanker truck carrying 5,500 gallons of liquid asphalt at a temperature of over 300° F. Several hundred gallons of liquid asphalt was spilled during the incident.

Contact Information:

For additional information or questions, contact:
Dr. Kenneth Hofbauer
(609) 518-7200
One Academy Drive
Westampton, NJ 08060-6000

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