Pierce builds two hazmat units for UP

01/9/2013 | Firefighter Nation

Union Pacific Railroad retained Pierce Manufacturing to create two hazmat mitigation vehicles to use along its 31,900 miles of track in 23 states. The vehicles include command stations along with storage for hazmat suits, railroad fittings, compressed gas pumps, drum pumps, portable power packs, compressors, generators, fire extinguishers, and other gear needed to respond in the event of an emergency. The trucks are stationed in Fort Worth, Texas, and Colton, Calif.

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