Mass Decontamination capability is designed to detect, identify and monitor contaminants and contain and mitigate the effects upon the populace. This includes decontaminating large numbers of people and providing continued support throughout the recovery phase.
The Service has two Incident Response Units based at Llanelli and Pembroke Dock.
The unit is comprised of a curtain side bodied vehicle, containing a series of equipment stowage pallets and a moffett forklift truck, which enables the dismounting of equipment.
Each individual appliance is theoretically capable of decontaminating 300 members of the public per hour utilising purpose built structures. The public mass decontamination structure has been specifically developed to meet the UK ’s need to provide a high decontamination capability, for both ambulant and non-ambulant victims. The structure forms part of an overall mass decontamination system and is supported by ancillary equipment, which provides power, lighting, heating, warm water decontaminant and contaminated water collection.