Every Monday evening is training night for us on the Fire Department. We do this so that we can try to keep ourselves as ready as we can be for whatever situation rolls our way. This past month our training focus was on HAZMAT (Hazardous Materials) and what to do in some situations that could happen in our immediate area. We culminated that training on October 1, 2018 with a DECON (decontamination) scenario mock-up as a refresher of the process.
The scenario included a 3-step DECON process complete with air supplies and Level-B rated equipment.
As a first responder, it isn’t always a fire for us.