A bigger issue is manpower, Scott said.
“We focus on an emergency response team, a manpower pool from the different fire departments through the emergency service services districts,” he said. “When there is an event, that pool comes together to facilitate whatever the need might be.
“It prevents all the different fire departments from having to purchase the same equipment and do the same training.”
Scott said emergency response members are required to complete hours of training each year.
“These events don’t have a high frequency, but when they do happen, they make the news and have a very large impact on our communities,” he said.