Hazmat Response Cart

BY DANIEL CUNNINGHazmat teams are loaded with an ever-increasing variety of entry tools and equipment. Our team in the Hoboken (NJ) Fire Department will respond to an “unknown” in Level A suits carrying a 4EC radiation meter, a four-gas photoionization detector, a thermal imaging camera, a wireless digital camera, flashlights (especially if power to the hazmat scene is shut down), chemical detection strips (including pH, M8, M9, and oxy test strips), as well as handheld chemical and gas analyzers. That’s just for a recon team. Another sampling team will carry in sampling pipettes/swabs to collect samples for further testing.Using our hazmat response cart, we can send a t...

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