THE HANS INDIA |
Nov 24,2017 , 12:44 AM IST
Hazmat (Hazardous Material) response vehices are to be used during the visit of a senior US government official and President's Donald Trump's daughter, Ivanka Trump, to Hyderabad for the Global Entrepreneurship Summit from November 28 to 30. They are mainly used by fire services department for emergency response assistance.
Hazmat vehicles are used to clean up spillover of hazardous materials such as hydrofluoric acid, sodium hypochlorite and diesel fuel during accidents. They are also used for VVIP security to offer treatment in case of any terror attack. Due to the ever-evolving nature of dangerous goods, these vehicles are highly customized to fit the needs of the fire department responsible for the apparatus, according to Wikipedia.
The crew are provided with special hazardous materials suits to deal with any type of spill. Hazmat Response Vehicles may vary in size and colour, but, its mission always involves mitigation and the requirement to transport a lot of bulky equipment is imperative. To effectively do that our new developed hazmat truck. with deep compartment storage facilities, storing the heavy and bulky equipment such as overpack drums, inflatable tents, environmental systems and other equipment required to be stored, for the hazmat or chemical hazardous areas, our unit will suit your needs.
Each unit is particularly designed for the purpose and takes in consideration the special requirements of the customer, according to www.naffco.com. Hazardous materials (hazmat) vehicles have been called the stepchildren of emergency vehicles, likely because they are used much more infrequently than other fire trucks in a department's fleet.
However, when they are needed, it usually is a critical situation, so most fire departments train regularly on the use of hazmat equipment, which can be carried on a truck that's sized from small to overly large. The size of a hazmat rig often depends on a number of considerations, from budget available and the types of hazards to be handled to whether the vehicle is the property of a fire department or a municipal or regional agency, according to http://www.fireapparatusmagazine.com.