The Fire Department currently has contracts with many industrial facilities to provide confined space rescue and standby services. Industries that have and operate in confined spaces are required per OSHA to have a rescue team designated and informed prior to making a confined space entry. If you are interested in more information about Muscatine Fire Department confined space services please email Assistant Chief Mike Hartman.
All members of the Fire Department are required to complete confined space rescue training program. They are also required to complete training throughout the year. Some of this is conducted at the Fire Department and some is provided on site at the various industries throughout the year so the industry can verify Muscatine Fire Departments abilities to provide these services.
The Muscatine Fire Department is equipped with a gambit of equipment that includes various air monitoring equipment, ropes, supplied air respirators, ventilation, and other rescue equipment. this equipment is kept on HAZMAT 321 which is the primary response vehicle. This vehicle is kept at Station 2 where members are responsible for the up keep and equipment maintenance.