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Public safety practiced in Northampton

  • Northampton firefighters Adam Martin, right, and Dave Murrett participate in a decontamination unit drill at Cooley Dickinson Hospital Monday. The goal is to have public safety personnel  know how to safely contain the situation when there is a contamination. In the three-part tent, a patient would remove any contaminated clothing, shower, and be provided new clothing before going to the emergency room.<br/>AYRIKA WHITNEY

    Northampton firefighters Adam Martin, right, and Dave Murrett participate in a decontamination unit drill at Cooley Dickinson Hospital Monday. The goal is to have public safety personnel know how to safely contain the situation when there is a contamination. In the three-part tent, a patient would remove any contaminated clothing, shower, and be provided new clothing before going to the emergency room.
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  • Deputy Chief Jon Davine explains the decontamination drill to Ward 7 City Councilor Marianne LaBarge and Mayor David J. Narkewicz. The drill must be set up at a hospital and each shift drilled as required by the state.<br/>AYRIKA WHITNEY

    Deputy Chief Jon Davine explains the decontamination drill to Ward 7 City Councilor Marianne LaBarge and Mayor David J. Narkewicz. The drill must be set up at a hospital and each shift drilled as required by the state.
    AYRIKA WHITNEY Purchase photo reprints »

  • Northampton firefighters take part in a regular drill of the department's  decontamination unit  at the Cooley Dickinson Hospital Monday. Firefighters dressed in suits as they would during a real contamination, with their boots  taped shut to ensure they would not be contaminated.<br/>AYRIKA WHITNEY

    Northampton firefighters take part in a regular drill of the department's decontamination unit at the Cooley Dickinson Hospital Monday. Firefighters dressed in suits as they would during a real contamination, with their boots taped shut to ensure they would not be contaminated.
    AYRIKA WHITNEY Purchase photo reprints »

  • Northampton firefighters Adam Martin, right, and Dave Murrett participate in a decontamination unit drill at Cooley Dickinson Hospital Monday. The goal is to have public safety personnel  know how to safely contain the situation when there is a contamination. In the three-part tent, a patient would remove any contaminated clothing, shower, and be provided new clothing before going to the emergency room.<br/>AYRIKA WHITNEY
  • Deputy Chief Jon Davine explains the decontamination drill to Ward 7 City Councilor Marianne LaBarge and Mayor David J. Narkewicz. The drill must be set up at a hospital and each shift drilled as required by the state.<br/>AYRIKA WHITNEY
  • Northampton firefighters take part in a regular drill of the department's  decontamination unit  at the Cooley Dickinson Hospital Monday. Firefighters dressed in suits as they would during a real contamination, with their boots  taped shut to ensure they would not be contaminated.<br/>AYRIKA WHITNEY

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