This week’s Hazmatters comes to us from Westmorland County, PA, as Team 800, an all hazards team
Team 800 information:
“PA Region 13 covers a population of 3 million over a 9,550 square mile area. There are 706 local Municipalities, 713 Fire Departments, 392 Police Departments, 203 EMS Agencies, 65 Hospitals, 9 State Certified HazMat Teams, and 2 Explosive Teams. The Region 13 Task Force prides itself in have a strong relationship between Local, County, Sate, and Federal Organizations.”
Team website: HERE
Team Facebook: HERE
Recently Team 800 participated in a region wide full scale exercise today with multiple southwestern Pennsylvania command staff, swift water response and hazmat teams in Allegheny County. A fuming sulfuric acid tote inside a box trailer was breached in a motor vehicle accident and was mitigated by a collaboration of those teams. The response teams took quick action in freezing temperatures to stop the simulated spill and fuming product on land and waterway.
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