New Hazmat Trailer for Savannah FD - WTOC-TV: Savannah, Beaufort, SC, News, Weather & Sports

06/14/05

New Hazmat Trailer for Savannah FD

First responders now have a better way to perform mass decontaminations in emergency situations. The Savannah Fire Department's Hazardous Materials--or hazmat--unit has a new and private way to deal with victims of chemical spills.

This type of trailer can decontaminate several people at a time, or about 100 people per hour. This improved decontamination system provides privacy during the decontamination procedure.

"If we had a mass incident, we could run industry people through without them having to be in contact with outside public and being seen disrobing," said Chief Leonard Carter.

This new hazmat decontamination trailer cost about $60,000.

Reported by: Nicole Teigen, nteigen@wtoc.com

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