The Mahaska County Hazmat Response Team is a dedicated group of approximately 30 individuals that currently work with Fire Departments in Mahaska County.  The three participating departments are Oskaloosa Fire, New Sharon Fire, and Cedar township fire.   Each department is supplied Hazmat equipment from MCEMA so that they are ready to respond throughout Mahaska County.  Also, each member is required to have their Hazmat Technician certification and to maintain quarterly training to be on the team.  This training is on top of what they must have to be active members of their respective fire departments.  We also have 4 Hazmat Control Officers (HCO) that are on call 24/7 365 days a year to talk with fire departments or the public about potential threats of Hazmat.  Have a question?  Contact us