PINEDALE – Thursday, residents of Sublette County may have noticed a large, blue tent being set up outside of the Sublette County Emergency Management (SCEM) office. The structure was a decontamination tent, and it was a way for SCEM, the county’s fire departments and emergency medical services (EMS) to familiarize themselves with the tool in preparation of a contamination event.
But the tent is multi-faceted, SCEM Coordinator Jim Mitchell said.
“It’s all-weather, so it can be an addition to the two command units the county has, used to cover a crime scene or used as a meeting and briefing area,” he said.
The tent’s primary purpose, though, is to decontaminate people in the event of a hazardous material spill, an oil and gas industry accident or, in the worst-case scenario, as a response to a terrorist attack.
For the complete article see the 05-07-2013 issue.
Click here to purchase an electronic version of the 05-07-2013 paper.
Share on Facebook