New York State is getting 24 Emergency Response Trailers across the state that will help with crude oil or petroleum spills. The trailers are filled with materials and tools that will help absorb the spill.
According to the media release, this is injunction with New York State’s newly developed Geographic Response Plans.
“Protecting public safety is our top priority and these new trailers will help ensure our first responders can respond swiftly and efficiently in any spill emergency,” Governor Andrew Cuomo said.
“This administration remains committed to enforcing the toughest possible standards and we will continue working so that crude oil is transported safely across New York,” added Cuomo.
Officials say the new trailers will be managed by the DEC and counties that are responsible for emergency management.
“The new emergency response trailers give first responders another valuable tool to use to respond to any crude oil or chemical spill incident,” said Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services Commissioner John Melville.
According to the media release, Region 5 which covers Clinton, Essex, Saratoga, and Washington will receive four trailers to cover those counties.