The California Hospital Association recently released guidelines and best practices for preparing for and responding to a water disruption. California is especially interested water sustainability, as it is a scarce resource in the state. Northers California is susceptible to earthquakes that could disrupt 85% of the Bay Area's water supply. The Los Angeles area gets 85% of it's water from the Los Angeles aqueduct system, which could be easily damaged in a natural disaster.
The FW-1200-MTM is the culmination of years of field operations, research, and development. It is unlike any other emergency point-of-use water purification system on the market. This rugged, portable water purification system offers operators:
One recently settled lawsuit indicates increasing liability on healthcare organizations and growing responsibility on the shoulders of emergency managers. In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, one large hospital organization was closely examined and scrutinized for their preparation and response to natural disaster. The lawsuit alleged that the hospital failed to prepare for a “foreseeable” event.
Public Health departments across the country are faced with the challenge of providing safe drinking water to the communities they serve during periods of interruption. Often this is as simple as issuing boil water advisories following a water main break but this past year, several South Alabama communities were faced with complete water outages requiring a more advanced solution.
“I purchased an FW-60-P and created not only a fire truck but a potable water tank with a motor at a price below my purchasing guidelines. I would recommend that every fire chief in the country make this an integral part of their fire apparatus”
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