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Berks County Special Operations Group

The Berks County Special Operations Group is a Commonwealth of Pennsylvania state-certified Type I Hazardous Materials Response Team.  The team is comprised of approximately 30 members who are made up of full-time DES employees and part-time staff.  The team trains on a monthly basis on a variety of topics including hazardous materials chemistry, air monitoring, product control and containment, decontamination, and other technician level functions.


895 Morgantown Rd., Reading, PA 19607
Phone:  (610) 378-5509          Fax:  (610) 378-5568