Saturday, November 28, 2015

Relief from the heat for emergency responders

In time for the heat wave, four emergency services organizations received "Incident Rehabilitation" trailers, courtesy of a Homeland Security grant.

Relief from the heat for emergency responders

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The trailers are equipped with heat-busting equipment such as air-conditioning, misting fans, and a generator.

In time for the heat wave, four emergency services organizations received "Incident Rehabilitation" trailers, courtesy of a Homeland Security grant, and one has already been pressed into service, a county news release said.

The Chester County Department of Emergency Services said four agencies expressed interest in owning and operating the air-conditioned trailers, which provide shelter as well as equipment such as misting fans, water coolers, washing stations and generators.

The trailers, originally designed for the wildland firefighting environment, were adapted to conform to emergency conditions commonly experienced in Chester County. The Atglen Fire Company, Elverson EMS, Good Fellowship Ambulance Club of West Chester, and Minquas Fire Company of Downingtown all received the trailers, according to the release.

Good Fellowship deployed its trailer on Tuesday to help firefighters get a break from the extreme heat during a blaze in West Goshen Township.

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