The County of Lebanon Special Operations Team is the state-certified hazardous materials team for Lebanon County. The members of the team go through rigorous training and recertify under PEMA’s directives and in accordance with PA ACT 165; The Hazardous Materials Emergency Planning and Response Act. There are currently 3 types of Hazardous Materials response teams under FEMA direction. The County of Lebanon Special Operations Team is currently certified as a FEMA Type II Hazardous Materials Team.
Special Operations also includes Trench Rescue, Confined Space Rescue, Rope Rescue (low and high angle), search and rescue, and water rescue. Team members train and commit over 12,000 personnel hours of training and time a year to stay proficient with the specialized operations.
MOBILE COMMAND UNIT
The Mobile Command Unit is deployed to all incidents that either require a Unified Command, or an incident that may span multiple operational periods. This unit can support the Incident Command team and an incident dedicated Telecommunicator.
The Unmanned Aircraft Systems program provides an enhanced level of operational capability, safety and situational awareness for first responders, other approved participating agencies and decision-makers. They UAS program provides relevant high-quality imagery, data and customized geospatial solutions using unmanned aircraft in a responsible and transparent manner to maintain the public trust. All pilots are certified to the FAA Part 107 certification.