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Hazmat team hands out award

December 26, 2018

The Somerset County Hazardous Materials Response Team 600 awarded its annual training and activity award to the county hazmat team member who has attended the most internal training the county team has hosted in the calendar year. This award was presented during the annual hazmat team member recognition banquet in Somerset.

Hazmat technician Don Beltz joined the county hazmat team in 2013 and is the deputy fire chief of the Central City fire department.

His combined hazmat team training and activities hours for 2018 is 86. Beltz attended 10 activities or classes in 2018. Six of 12 of those classes were county hazmat team hosted events, earning him this award.

His total training hours for the hazmat team is 354 hours.

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