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    Default Storm Lake, Iowa Decon Unit

    Storm Lake police receive decontamination chamber as gift
    STORM LAKE, Iowa (AP) - It's not as cool as a new fire truck, or
    new computer database that can be used to track the most notorious
    criminals, but local officials say a portable decontamination
    chamber is just as important.
    The Storm Lake Police and Fire departments recently received the
    decontamination chamber with the help of a $10,000 donation from
    the Buena Vista Mutual Insurance Association.
    It can be used to decontaminate officers, and others, who may
    have been exposed to hazardous materials, such as a methamphetamine
    lab or an anhydrous ammonia spill.
    The portable chamber can be set up in 10 minutes. It is stored
    in a military service vehicle that is equipped with various medical
    supplies for the police department.
    It has enough room for two people to use it at once, with
    individual chambers where contaminated clothing is removed, where a
    person is washed off and a chamber where the person can change into
    clean clothes.
    Mark Prosser, the city's director of public safety, said there
    have been at least four cases in the past 18 months where the
    equipment would have been useful.
    "It's not something a few years ago we would have planned on
    having in Storm Lake," he said.

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    I've actually seen this unit. Pretty nice!!
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