An emergency trailer carrying blankets, cots, medical supplies, an auxiliary power generator and more will be provided to the city of Banning under a transfer approved today by the Riverside County Board of Supervisors.
Banning will be the 24th city within the county to receive a Mass Care and Shelter Trailer as part of a U.S. Department of Homeland Security program administered by the county’s Office of Emergency Services.
The 8- by 14-foot coach, manufactured by Bristol, Indiana-based Haulmark, is intended to be deployed during a mass casualty event stemming from a natural disaster or terrorist attack.
The trailer, similar to those used by the American Red Cross and other organizations during emergencies, contains 10 beds for critical patients, 200 blankets, 90 military cots, a generator, a self-contained potable water system, refrigeration system and an air conditioning unit, according to OES documents.
Banning is part of the federally recognized Riverside County Operational Area.
The county purchased a total of 49 Mass Care and Shelter Trailers using DHS grants awarded in 2009 and 2010.