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Offline frozenEMT

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Re: RAC unit question
« Reply #15 on: January 22, 2014, 03:18:56 PM »
Thanks for the replies and information, everyone.  These purpose built units certainly beat what some of the fire departments in my area use, mostly old ambulances and step vans.

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Re: RAC unit question
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Re: RAC unit question
« Reply #16 on: January 22, 2014, 04:06:02 PM »
LA City has two additional Rehabs at 60 and 85

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Re: RAC unit question
« Reply #17 on: January 22, 2014, 04:56:35 PM »
Los Angeles City FD has a reletively unique concept:  "Rehabilitation & Air Tender" units, of which it has at least 3:  RAT 28, RAT 59, and RAT EA-1. They're kind of like a combination Mask Service Unit and RAC.  They also have toilets on them.  It also has a volunteer-operated rehab unit which runs an old ambulance.  All can be seen at:

http://www.code2high.com/lafd_apparatus.htm
They are certainly a unique looking unit compared to most Rehab units in sound like they could be quite effective for use with many departments considering you normally need the additional mask equipment when you need rehab equipment.  While on the subject of LA equipment, does anybody know what the small numbers on the truck doors indicates?

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Re: RAC unit question
« Reply #18 on: January 22, 2014, 05:07:46 PM »
I can't speak for LA, but Newport News, VA apparatus also has two numbers:  the unit that it's assigned to (e.g. Engine 10 has large "10"s in several  places), and a smaller number, usually on the front door of the cab, indicating the fleet services ID number.  FDNY uses a similar system, with the Fleet Services # on the left front of the unit. As I'm sure you well know, a unit can serve with a number of companies during its life, but the Fleet Services number never changes (in almost all cases).
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Re: RAC unit question
« Reply #19 on: January 22, 2014, 05:45:57 PM »
On the subject of Rehab. Units, the Boston Fire Department currently operates one Fireground Rehab. Unit, formerly known by the BFD radio callsign "W25". The BFD's Rehab. Unit responds to all confirmed structure fires and is staffed by one firefighter, I believe also a light duty member. The Rehab. Unit is quartered with BFD's Engine 22 and Haz-Mat. 1(formerly H3) in the South End of the city.

Chicago currently runs three Rehab. Units:

5-7-1(Rehab. Unit) - Engine 49, Truck 33, Ambulance 87, 2-7-3(Command Van)(4401 S. Ashland Ave.)
5-7-2(Rehab. Unit) - Engine 68, Ambulance 82(5258 W. Grand Ave.)
5-7-3(Rehab. Unit) - O'Hare International Airport Rescue Station # 3

Hartford, CT also runs one Rehab. Unit. It is cross-staffed by a member of the Engine Co. Usually on a 10-3(Working Fire) in Hartford, an Engine Co. is assigned as the "Rehab. Co.", and picks up the Rehab. Unit, a converted school bus, then brings it to the fire.

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Re: RAC unit question
« Reply #20 on: January 22, 2014, 05:55:15 PM »
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Re: RAC unit question
« Reply #21 on: January 22, 2014, 08:10:43 PM »
New Haven, ct also has a volunteer group, box 22 associates, they have an older step van, I think the group is run by a former fire commissioner and is all volunteer, not sure how active they now but the I am pretty sure they usually make it out to multipul alarms that are doubt full

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Re: RAC unit question
« Reply #22 on: January 23, 2014, 04:33:43 PM »
In Toronto we have two:

Support 7 stationed at Stn. 223
http://www.torontofirepics.com/support7/target2.html

Box 12 stationed at Stn. 345
http://www.torontofirepics.com/box12/target4.html

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Re: RAC unit question
« Reply #23 on: November 28, 2014, 08:35:22 PM »
Los Angeles City FD has a reletively unique concept:  "Rehabilitation & Air Tender" units, of which it has at least 3:  RAT 28, RAT 59, and RAT EA-1. They're kind of like a combination Mask Service Unit and RAC.  They also have toilets on them.  It also has a volunteer-operated rehab unit which runs an old ambulance.  All can be seen at:

http://www.code2high.com/lafd_apparatus.htm

How do other departments make toilet facilities available at large or long term incidents? 

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Re: RAC unit question
« Reply #24 on: November 29, 2014, 02:31:38 PM »
Hope your near an open diner, gas station or convenience store. :D

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Re: RAC unit question
« Reply #25 on: November 29, 2014, 11:58:10 PM »
Chesapeake, VA Rehab 3 has a bathroom
Its a 2010 International 7500 SBA/Pierce

Car 417 of the Box 414 Association in Baltimore County, MD
Has a 1993 Chevy old Class B handicapped bus converted by Krammes Kustom Body
Mens side=1 urinal, 1 commode, 2 sinks
Womens side=2 commodes, 2 sinks

Houston, Texas Fire Rescue EMS Department
Rehab 17
2013 International 4400/Ferrara Rehab Body
Carries water, sports drinks, coffee, and snacks along with water coolers, ice chests, and portable misting fans
Other features include
10 kW generator
Stainless steel work counters
Microwave
Coffee makers
Deep freezer
Electric awning for shade
30 gallon portable water tank
On board restroom

Fort Worth Texas Utility 6
2011 Spartan Metro Star/SVI Air/Light unit w/restroom

League City, CA
2012 Spartan Metro Star/SVI Rehab unit w/restroom

Hillsborough County Fl., Fire Rescue
Has a 20-24' restroom facilities trailer for USAR OPS
ACSI otherwise known as Advanced Containment Systems Inc makes Decon trailers and trucks, portable restroom facilities, etc.

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Re: RAC unit question
« Reply #26 on: November 30, 2014, 05:36:59 AM »
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Re: RAC unit question
« Reply #27 on: November 30, 2014, 04:19:12 PM »
Not sure if this is permanent, but RAC5 has primarily responded out of Marine 9 lately.

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Re: RAC unit question
« Reply #28 on: November 30, 2014, 08:45:30 PM »
Here in Lee County FL, the American Red Cross provides these services to local fire departments.   We provide a good  deal of assistance during wildfire seasons.  I am on one of these Red Cross teams.

 

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