What should I know about floods as a first responder?
Handling any natural disaster can be difficult as a first responder, but flood response is often especially challenging. There are some hazards you should be aware of before diving into disaster relief.
Floods often pose a risk of chemical or biological danger because floodwaters may be contaminated with bacteria, pathogens or other harmful substances.
If you're a first responder, you should be fully outfitted with waterproof PPE before responding to a flood.
You should also be up-to-date on all your vaccines before venturing out into potentially contaminated water.
If you're dealing with extensive flood damage in your area, call us for help.
This local facility flooded with intrusion of stormwaters due to heavy rains. We were able to extract the water after setting up containments to avoid further damage.