Overview Emergency Response Unit
The Emergency Response Unit responds 24 hours per day to emergencies that result from accidental and deliberate discharges and uncontrolled releases of chemicals, hazardous wastes, petroleum products and other hazardous materials. The Unit works closely with the Radiation Division in responding to transportation, industrial and research facility emergencies/incidents involving ionizing radiation.
The Emergency Response Unit has the following resources:
|Level A, B & C response capability. ERCs have access to Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) including totally encapsulating suits, self-contained breathing apparatus and other protective clothing and respiratory equipment.|
|Response vehicles, including a Mass Casualty Decon Trailer, chemical and oil response trailers, a mobile laboratory, and subsurface investigation equipment.|
|A variety of analytical instrumentation for real time on-site assessment.|
|Marine response capability including containment boom trailers and boats located in strategic areas of the state.|