Hazardous Materials Team

HAZMAT PatchThe Calaveras County Hazardous Materials Team (HAZMAT) Team is an interdisciplinary staffed team responsible for the response and management of chemical emergencies including clandestine drug laboratories, abandoned chemical wastes, and transportation incidents. The Team also assists local agencies with environmental site assessments and identification of chemical unknowns associated with environmental crimes and pollution cases. The Team maintains three (3) state certified hazardous materials instructors who provide first responder training. Staff training and certification is provided through the California Specialized Training Institute, San Luis Obispo, California.

Hazmat Team

Funded largely by state and federal program subsidies, the County HAZMAT Team covers a 5,000 square mile response area encompassing Calaveras, Tuolumne, and Alpine Counties.

The HAZMAT Team is composed of the following staff and their agency:
Calaveras Co. Sheriff's Department    Sgt. Blain Smith, Haz Mat Team Leader/Bomb Tech.
Calaveras Co. Sheriff's Department    Sr. Deputy Tyler Houston, Hazardous Materials Tech.
Calaveras Co. Sheriff's Department    Deputy Chris Dorsey, Haz Mat Specialist/Bomb Tech.
Calaveras Co. Sheriff's Department   

Sr. Deputy Josh Crabtree, Haz Mat Tech./Bomb Tech.


Calaveras Co. Sheriff's Department    Sr. Deputy Rudi Leon, Haz Mat Tech.
Calaveras Co. Sheriff's Department   

Deputy Rick Muckey, Haz Mat Tech.


Contact Information
Calaveras County Sheriff's Office
1045 Jeff Tuttle Drive
San Andreas, CA 95249

Crimes in Progress: 911
Business Administration:
(209) 754-6500
Anonymous Tip Line:
(209) 754-6030
Jail: (209) 754-6499
Civil Division: (209) 754-6479
Records: (209) 754-6694
Evidence: (209) 754-6693
Fax: (209) 754-6581

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