Nineteen trailers equipped with a firefighting foam substance will be distributed to local fire departments and county hazardous materials teams throughout the New York state for use when combating fires and spills involving crude oil.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo said on Tuesday the Homeland Security department will place the foam trailers near population centers located along major rail lines and waterways throughout the state.
Each trailer includes a supply of foam concentrate along with the equipment necessary to produce and apply foam to an ignitable liquid fire or spill. When mixed with water, it forms a blanket over ignitable liquids, suppressing blazes.