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Mobile Concepts builds new decontamination trailer for UPMC Passavant Hospital

Published on 4 July 2011
Mobile Concepts by Scotty help to protect fire and emergency first responders from hazardous contamination and its spread
A Mobile Concepts hazmat trailer is built for the benefit many different types of rescue team

Mobile Concepts by Scotty manufactured and delivered to UPMC Passavant Hospital a decontamination trailer that replaces the hospital system’s current less favorable model.

UPMC Passavant Hospital, Cranberry Twp., Pennsylvania, located in the Pittsburgh area, took delivery of a 24 foot-, 2-lane-, 3-stall decontamination trailer from Mobile Concepts by Scotty last month.

UPMC officials contacted Mobile Concepts earlier this year with plans to replace the hospital’s Nor-E-built decontamination trailer.

The Mobile Concepts decontamination trailer, termed MOBDECON 24-2L, is available for purchase on GSA and features a command center work station for 2 located in the isolated maintenance room, with equipment such as 2 gravity-fed detergent mixing systems and an eco-friendly gas-fired water heater among other features.

 “The Mobile Concepts model is designed for ease of use and set up,” states Henri Degre, general manager of Mobile Concepts. “It is a self-contained unit that can be deployed and set up by one person.”

UPMC’s new decontamination trailer will be dispatched to provide cleansing facilities to hazmat teams assisting contaminated patients at hazardous materials spills, leaks, accidents and incidents. Any solid, liquid or gas that can harm people, living organisms, property or the environment may be present and have the potential to be radioactive, flammable, explosive, toxic, corrosive, bio-hazardous, an oxidizer, asphyxiant, pathogenic or allergenic.

Hospitals, industrial facilities, first responders, CBRNe decontamination teams and humanitarian aid organizations can benefit from the purchase of a Mobile Concepts decontamination or hazmat trailer.

In December, 2010 Charleston Air Force Base, South Carolina, took delivery of its CBRN trailer, which will respond to chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive incidents on the base and its surrounding areas. In 2009, the base also purchased a 36 foot length Mobile Concepts Hazmat Cascade trailer, used by the base to respond to and mitigate hazardous material incidents.

“With growing concerns regarding chemical and biological warfare, we’re seeing a lot of interest in our hazmat and decontamination related products,” states Anne Degre, president of Mobile Concepts. “But these trailers are not just intended for national security, they help to protect us and our first responders from hazardous contamination and its spread.”

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