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HazMat 33

HazMat 33 consists of a tow vehicle and trailer. The 2006 Ford F-550 XL Super Duty chassis features a turbo diesel V-8 engine, four-wheel drive, five-man cab and an Omaha Standard service body for storage. For small volume spill control this unit carries Speedy Dry and sand for covering fluids on hard surfaces, containment pools to catch fluid leaks, catch basin covers to prevent fluids from entering storm drains, absorbent pads and other materials.

The twenty-four foot TN trailer is equipped with a Onan 6500 watt generator which powers internal lighting, heat and air conditioning. Some of the equipment carried on this trailer includes Level A and Level B hazmat suits and other associated protective clothing, full decontamination station with hot water shower, detectors and test kits for substances such as radiation, nerve agents, mercury, and other various chemicals, over-pack drums and drum repair kit, and a portable weather station and hand-held anemometers.

HazMat 33 was received through the Capitol Region Council of Governments from a grant by the Department of Homeland Security. Several participating towns comprise the Capitol Region Hazmat Response Team and HazMat 33 is one of four units which CRCOG received. While HazMat 33 must always be ready to respond regionally it will be frequently utilized locally, much to the benefit of Simsbury.

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Marine 2

A 1992 12' Avon inflatable boat with a 20 HP Mercury outboard engine. Marine 2 has a custom trailer which transports an array of water rescue equipment. This boat can be hand-carried and placed in the water where terrain permits.

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Special Ops 17

A 14' rescue-style, walk-in body by Emergency Vehicles, Inc. mounted on a 2006 Ford F550 Super Duty 4x4 chassis. This apparatus was designed to perform multiple functions such as serving as a command and communications center during major incidents and fire investigations. To support these operations the vehicle is equipped with a radio array that covers a wide spectrum of frequencies to facilitate multi-jurisdictional communications, the ability to accept and distribute a temporary, hard-wired telephone service, air conditioning, a refrigerator and a 13' roll-out awning.

Special Operations 17 is equipped to provide scene lighting via its Will-Burt RCP 360° rotating telescopic tower capable of providing 6000w of lighting, two mounted, portable 1500w halogen lights, and other portable lighting devices, all of which are powered by a 12kw Westerbeke, water-cooled diesel generator. Compartment space allows for the transportation of various other equipment including 30 spare SCBA air bottles.

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Marine 1

A 1999 Nautica International 16' rigid inflatable boat with a 120 HP Mercury powered jet drive (RIB 16 Jet). Marine 1 is equipped with an array of water rescue equipment.

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Engine 16

A 1994 E-One pumper with a 1,500 GPM, single-stage pump. Engine 16 carries 1,000 gallons of water, and 50 gallons of Class B and 25 gallons of Class A foam concentrate which is delivered via a Hale Foam Pro system. Carries a standard load-out of supply, attack and hard-suction hoses, and ground ladders. Equipped with typical engine company tools.

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