Wolfforth runs a Hazmat unit for 15 counties - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

7/29/09

Wolfforth runs a Hazmat unit for 15 counties

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WOLFFORTH, TX (KCBD) - Another resource that you might not expect to find in a small town - a full-fledged Hazmat truck, but Wolfforth has one.

About four years ago the South Plains Association of Governments was looking for a fire department to host a Hazmat unit. Of the departments considered, Wolfforth had the most Hazmat technicians, so Hazmat negotiated a deal for Wolfforth to run the unit.

"We respond, should there be a call to the 15 counties. We respond to that particular scene and take care of it where we are needed," says Wollforth Fire and EMS Chief Charles Addington II. Chief Addington says typically they respond to about three or four calls a year.

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