fire service in essex unveils anti-pollution equipment - water absorbent materials
New equipment designed to help Essex firefighters reduce accident pollution has been unveiled.
The device will be used to hold substances that leak, such as hazardous chemicals or ash
Contaminated water, from the course of entering the water.
It includes professional pumps, absorbing materials, boom and drainage interceptors.
It was funded by the environmental agency, which signed an agreement with Essex County Fire and rescue services to work more closely together.
Station officer John Harris said: "There are all kinds of extremely subtle environments throughout Essex.
"We want to make sure that what we do has as little impact on them as possible.
"The new devices provide us with equipment to ensure that we are able to significantly reduce or even completely avoid contaminants from events that damage the environment.