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New spill response trailer in service

Friday, November 30, 2012

Jackson Fire/Rescue recently placed in service a new spill response trailer, which is equipped with a generator and scene lights.
Jackson Fire/Rescue has just placed in service a new spill response trailer.

About 12 years ago, the department saw a need for such a unit due to the large amount of fuel that was released at times during a motor vehicle accident. Some of the interstate vehicles can carry up to 150 gallons of fuel.

According to Fire Chief Tom Champion, the old spill trailer worked fine but had very limited room. The new trailer has more than four times the space. It is also equipped with a generator and scene lights for night operations.

The spill unit is designed for hydrocarbon liquid spills only, such as gasoline, kerosene, diesel fuel or any other flammable product. Some of the things carried in the trailer are oil absorbent pads, floating booms, sand bags and more than 4,000 pound of oil dry. On board are tools and equipment to patch or plug a leaking fuel tank or pipe.

The trailer has everything needed to construct an overflow dam or underflow dam and conduct diking and diverting.

The spill response unit is available to any department in the county at no charge. The trailer can be deployed to any area of the county in around 30 minutes. It can be pulled by a fire fighters vehicle or by one of the department's trucks.

Jackson Fire/Rescue Department is very thankful to all its members who put in a lot of hours to place the trailer in service. They wanted to thank Douglas Hayes at Harbor Graphics and Clover Signs for all their help to make this possible.

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Kudos to the Jackson Fire/Rescue Department!!! A much needed service in today's high volume of traffic and serious accidents. Keep up the good work !!!!

-- Posted by JaniLou on Fri, Nov 30, 2012, at 10:16 PM

I second that!!!!

-- Posted by Proud of My Country on Sat, Dec 1, 2012, at 5:41 AM

The trailer LOOKS great and glad you are getting support . We here at harbor graphics was glad to help in a small way. In the future if you need any application of decals help feel free to contact us , as I m sure we can donate our time to help the community!!

-- Posted by DandM on Wed, Jan 16, 2013, at 6:48 PM

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