by Kurt Hildebrand

Drills sharpen skills at hazmat training

A hazardous materials exercise at GE Energy had rescuers suiting up for a sulfuric acid spill on Friday. “We have two folks injured and one immobilized and unable to extricate himself,” East Fork Deputy Chief Tim Soule said describing the drill. “We need to retrieve that person safely.” A dozen firefighters donned the white plastic suits required to protect them from the acid’s deadly fumes, as others coordinated the drill and established the scenario. Rescuers from East Fork, Carson City, Storey County and central Lyon County participated in the drill that involved 50 firefighters and another 20 from General Electric, …

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The Record Courier Updated Apr 19, 2013 06:57PM Published Apr 22, 2013 07:27PM Copyright 2013 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.