Arlington Purchases Mobile Disaster Unit

June 01, 2004 | Colette Newer

The Arlington Adventist Community Services (AACS), in conjunction with the Snohomish Community Services Federation, recently purchased a seven-by-14-foot Interstate Cargo trailer for use as a mobile disaster response unit to serve the Arlington and Snohomish County area.

The city of Arlington and the Snohomish department of emergency management requested that AACS take on this important task of being first responders in the event of a local disaster such as flooding, fire, earthquake or evacuation due to chemical spill. Funding came from the Washington Conference Hope for Humanity Fund and the Arlington Church. The unit is being stocked with food, clothing and cleaning supplies by local merchants and church members.

This is the first unit of its kind in the county.