Confined Space Simulator recognized for innovation
The Beacon Highway Department placed third in a statewide Build a Better Mousetrap Competition sponsored by the Cornell Local Roads Program.
The contest calls for highway and public works departments to share creative innovations that solve everyday problems. Entries are judged on cost, implementation, transferability and commonality of the problem solved.
The Beacon department entered a Confined Space Simulator that allows it to conduct indoor confined space training for large groups. The simulator is portable and has been utilized by the Beacon Fire Department and nearby municipalities through a shared services agreement. The department’s entry can be viewed online in PDF format.
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