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Regional Foam Trailer News
Updated On: Dec 07, 2011

Regional Foam Trailer Program Expanding in Connecticut           

 Back in January, 2003, the Commission on Fire Prevention and Control in partnership with the Fairfield, Hartford, New Haven, Norwich and Waterbury fire departments along with the CT Department of Environmental Protection placed into operation the Mobile Foam Trailer Program.  These 500 gallon mobile foam trailers are available upon request by a local incident commander to respond to incidents within any community statewide.  Effective July 1, 2007, the Commission is pleased to report that three new Mobile Foam Trailer units have been added to strengthen and enhance the response system.  Funding for the new units was provided by the Connecticut Department of Emergency Management and Homeland Security (DEMHS) under a federal grant.  The new units are being hosted by Danbury, Willington and Winsted fire departments.  Fire department personnel in the three new host fire departments have undergone training and the units are available to respond if requested.   

 The procedure for requesting foam resources remains unchanged.  To initiate a response, please do not contact the host fire department directly.   You must contact the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) by calling their Emergency Dispatcher (24/7/365) at:

 

860-424-3338

It is anticipated that with any incident involving a flammable liquid fire or need for chemical vapor suppression the two closest foam trailer units will be dispatched and transported to any incident statewide by trained personnel.  In addition, DEP Hazardous Materials Response Personnel will also respond if not already on-scene.  For larger incidents necessitating significant foam resources additional Mobile Foam Trailer units will be dispatched accordingly. 

For more info, CLICK HERE

 

 

 



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