Brand new Hazmat 1 is a 2019 Seagrave Marauder II with SVI bodywork. Crews are training on the new rig prior to entering service.
About this creation
The motto “In omnia paratus” is a fitting phrase as it literally means “ready for anything.”
Like Rescue 1, the cab doors open!
As all members of the hazmat company are trained to the hazardous materials specialist level, the nickname “Specialists” has stuck around. Also, listed on the first compartment are the areas of speciality that the hazmat crew are proficient in (commonly known as CBRNE).
Like many of our specialty rigs, HM1 has a slide-out that increases interior space for the command personnel.
This version of Hazmat 1 moved away from the crew cab as most of the crew sat in the walk-in area, or in HM1a. This shortened the rig by a couple of feet.
Like all the recent rigs, all compartments open on this rig! The driver’s side will carry the battery operated Holmatro extraction tools, non-sparking tools, leak kits, absorbents, and spill clean up equipment.
Rear of the rig shows the FLIR camera to help analyze hazardous situations.
Hazmat 1 has a full walk-in body where members can suit up and prepare for the incident. Various meters, chemical protective clothing, and detection kits are stored here. At the front of the body are the command center and the self-contained laboratory where foreign samples can be analyzed.
The personnel of Hazmat 1 specifically requested a rig with more exterior space for gear, and SVI delivered!
The officer’s side of the rig will store special spill/containment kits for chlorine, mercury, strong acids, and strong bases.
In addition to responding to hazardous materials calls, Hazmat 1 can be special called to greater alarm fires where air quality needs to be monitored or special utilities need to be turned off.
Officer’s door open!
Hazmat 1 will be hitting the streets fairly soon!
The top of the rig shows the NightScan PowerLite, the HVAC system, and additional scene lighting.
Hazmat 1 responds to calls with both rigs.
Old Hazmat 1(left), will be moved to Station 4 where it will serve as a fully stocked backup hazmat rig. Members of Task Force 4 will be trained in hazardous materials and will staff the rig as necessary.
Rescue 1 (left) and Hazmat 1 (right) are both built by Seagrave with SVI bodywork.
All the major frontline pieces at Station 1 are Seagrave Marauders.
Local hazmat teams featured here from left to right are Castle Beach Hazmat 1, Studington Hazmat 11, Los Angelego County Hazmat Squad 105, Castle Beach Squad 10, and Brickerly Hills Squad 51a.
Castle Beach Fire Department is proud to present brand new Hazmat 1. Built on a 2019 Seagrave Marauder II cab with SVI bodywork, this rig was delivered on Jan. 26, 2019 and replaces the 2017 Spartan/SVI Hazmat rig, which will be moved to Station 4 where it will serve as a backup/reserve hazmat company. Like it’s predecessor, the new HM1 has a slide-out command center where planning can take place, a Flow Sciences biological safety cabinet to analyze foreign samples, and storage area for all the various suits. HM1 also carries a wide variety of meters and detection kits to fulfill the motto “In omnia paratus,” which literally means “ready for anything.” HM1 is supported by HM1a, which carries much of the decontamination equipment, waste containers, pumps, various robots,and additional tools and equipment for hazardous materials responses. HM1 and HM1a are staffed daily by 8 firefighters, all of whom are hazardous materials specialists.
2019 Seagrave Marauder II/SVI Hazmat
Detroit Diesel DD13 470-hp engine
Federal Signal Q2B Siren
Motorola Spectra Siren
Grover Air horns
Radios and command equipment
Detection cameras (heat sensitive, infrared)
Wilburt Telescoping Pneumatic Mast
Pelco Command Camera System
Climatronics Tecmet II weather station
Battery operated Holmatro extraction tools
Vanair Pro Air Compressor
Harrison On-Board generator
Flow Sciences interior lab containment enclosure
Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometer
Extensive library of MSDS handbooks
Level A and B entry suits
Testing equipment and meters
60 minute air bottles
Leak and spill kits for chlorine and other dangerous chemicals
Propane burn off kits
Pipe sealing equipment
Mercury leak kit
James K for the cab
David H for the compartments