Equipment donated for HazMat training
BATON ROUGE - Louisiana State Police released details Tuesday about several pieces of equipment which were recently donated to train troopers in hazardous material response.
State Police said the equipment includes train cars and highway tanker trailers, which were used to set up a new HazMat training field at the Joint Emergency Services Training Center in Zachary.
The following companies donated equipment to the program:
- ExxonMobil donated two gasoline trailers
- Quality Carriers donated a chemical trailer
- TMI Enterprises donated a chemical tanker
- Union Pacific donated two train tanker rail cars
- B & P Enterprises transported the rail tankers, donated and built a set of tracks, and installed the trains on site
- Axiall donated a Chlorine "C" kit used to stop simulated leaks in the valves of a Chlorine tank car
Troopers said the donations will help first responders safely and realistically practice with tanker valves, learn how to plug and patch holes in tankers, and stop some valves from leaking without having to leave the state for specific training.
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