Northampton firefighters Adam Martin (right) and Dave Murrett participate in a decontamination drill at Cooley Dickinson Hospital on June 3, 2013. The purpose of the drill is to ensure that in case of some sort of contamination, the firefighters know how to safely contain the situation and prevent to patient from contaminating the emergency room. In the three part tent, a patient would remove any contaminated clothing, shower, and be provided new clothing before going to the emergency room. If a patient could not move on their own they will be pushed down the center part of the tent and showered.


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