TRU Responds to HAZMAT

On November 20, 2014, the Pharr Innovation & Technology department was requested to respond with its Regional Technical Response Unit (TRU) to assist the Pharr Fire Rescue and Edinburg Fire Department HAZMAT team in Falfurious, Texas

Upon arriving, staff operating the TRU were asked to seutp radio interoperability with local first responders that were on scene and to get an aerial snapshot of the operation area.

The area included a several thousand square foot facility that was once used as the county hospital.

This was a great opportunity to work with Edinburg and to exercise our technology in safeguarding our firefighters lives. Chief Jaime Guzman said of the Pharr Fire Department. The partnership with the Innovation & Technology department is obviously one that works since it allows the tech  professionals to focus on the tech while we focus on safeguarding lives, Chief Guzman added.

Fortunately, the HAZMAT incident resulted in no life threatening chemicals or threats.