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Mass Casualty Decontamination System (MCD)
Category: Decontamination Systems | 15/08/2012 - 08:31:58
The range of decontamination systems from Reeves are a popular choice with first responders, law enforcement and fire personnel in the US and around the globe. DHS' latest development is to combine the Reeves' products with their DRASH shelters, creating a decontamination system specifically designed for the military.
New DRASH Decontamination System
The new Decontamination System includes a DRASH Shelter with self-controlled water heater and automatic solution injection, integrated water pumps and flow control, wastewater storage bladders and containment berms.
After carefully considering the current demands in the field as well as consumer feedback DHS made some rather significant changes, to improve the overall decontamination system:
- Plumbing line quick-connects are now stainless steel
- Simpler injector assembly for solution concentration settings
- Pump assemblies are more reliable
- Wheel assemblies can endure any terrain
- Hoses are more robust
The layout of the new DRASH Decontamination System allows for a continuous flow of patients from any mass casualty event, starting with the initial sanitisation and ending with contaminated run-off storage. The system can accommodate ambulatory and non-ambulatory needs.
According to the Manager at the Ft. Hood Regional Support Facility, Trent Baer "The idea behind MCD is to combine the efficiency of DRASH shelters with the reliability of Reeves EMS equipment so that Disaster Response Teams can decontaminate a large number of patients in a minimal amount of time"
The new DRASH Decontamination System is designed to withstand the most harsh environments, undergoing rigours testing to ensure they are suitable for deployment in the intended environment. It comes with a duffle bag, for easy transportation as well as repair kit, wind lines, push poles and steel pin stake set.
As with all DRASH Systems the MCDs are quickly deployable and only requires minimal personnel to assist with setup.