>New Hazmat Medical Unit Will Soon Serve Lancaster County
(Lancaster County, PA) -- A new mobile medical unit - the first of its kind in the Susquehanna Valley - will be hitting the road in a few weeks. Officials say the HazMat 2 medical unit will be dedicated to responding to hazmat situations. The unit is part of the Lancaster County hazmat team, a nonprofit that handles hazardous materials calls. HazMat 2 will use special medical supplies and equipment, and it will be manned by volunteer paramedics. Their objective is to be able to get patients treated as quickly as possible so that they don't have to wait to get to the hospital for antidotes or medication. The hazmat team typically gets about 150 calls per year.