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The MERV's
« on: March 04, 2010, 10:25:15 AM »
Is there 1 in each borough?
Are they numbered like the Rescues (1 Manhattan, 2 etc...)
Was unable to find that info, thanks.

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The MERV's
« on: March 04, 2010, 10:25:15 AM »

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Re: The MERV's
« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2010, 08:57:33 PM »
Yes, I believe there is now one MERV in each Boro.
                  Merv 1 - Manhattan
                  Merv 2 - Bronx
                  Merv 3 - Brooklyn
                  Merv 4 - Queens
                  Merv 5 - S.I.
 See page 2 of EMS for more info
« Last Edit: March 04, 2010, 08:59:41 PM by nfd2004 »

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Re: The MERV's
« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2010, 09:53:07 PM »
Is there 1 in each borough?
Are they numbered like the Rescues (1 Manhattan, 2 etc...)
Was unable to find that info, thanks.

the merv in manhattan is the only one that is actually staffed full time 24/7 the rest or just cross staffed.

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Re: The MERV's
« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2010, 09:53:56 PM »
Is there 1 in each borough?
Are they numbered like the Rescues (1 Manhattan, 2 etc...)
Was unable to find that info, thanks.

i believe the merv in manhattan is the only one that is actually staffed full time 24/7 the rest or just cross staffed. But that might have changed recently.

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Re: The MERV's
« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2010, 04:07:02 PM »
In 1999 there were only 4

http://nyfd.com/calderoneA/lerch8.html   

and currently there are 5

MERV 1     2004 Thomas/ALF
MERV 2     2008 Thomas/ALF
MERV 3     1996 International
MERV 4     2004 Thomas/ALF
MERV 5     2008 Thomas/ALF

Pictures at:

http://www.fdnytrucks.com/files/html/specialunits/ems.htm
« Last Edit: March 05, 2010, 04:15:22 PM by kfd274 »

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Re: The MERV's
« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2010, 04:33:39 PM »
Thank you guys. Rob

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Re: The MERV's
« Reply #6 on: March 06, 2010, 04:13:39 AM »
I Cannot find pictures from the inside.
Does someone have them?
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Re: The MERV's
« Reply #7 on: May 29, 2010, 01:54:15 AM »
What exactly is in a MERV(X rays, meds, surgical equipment, etc) that makes them a mobile ER? Also what does the Mobile respiratory unit carry, is it just a ton of O2 or do they have a decompression chamber, cyanide antidotes? Sorry if you are tired of asking these qustions

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Re: The MERV's
« Reply #8 on: May 29, 2010, 07:06:06 AM »
The MERV is known as Major Emergency Response Vehicle. Used to be a Mobile ER Vehicle when it was part of the pre-merger EMS, was usually staffed by a MD, where the vehicle was kept.(Queens General,Kings County,Bellevue ER,...) Today manned by 1 EMT. Can treat 8 to 10 laying down pt's and an additional 10 sitting. No DIAGNOSTIC equipment. Just lots of BLS supplies/splints,etc...

The MRTU was not in use when I was in EMS. From what I understand, it is staffed by 1 EMT and repsonds to fires,10-60's,etc... Has several M O2 Tanks, plus lots of "spider ports", they are o2 outlets that can treat up to 4 patients at a time. Lots of monitoring equipment,NRB's,N/C's,etc...
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Re: The MERV's
« Reply #9 on: June 09, 2010, 06:28:16 PM »
I thought there was a port at every seat in the MRTU

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Re: The MERV's
« Reply #10 on: June 09, 2010, 07:18:20 PM »
They do also. My bad, forgot. The spider is kept in a green box and its connected when needed.

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Re: The MERV's
« Reply #11 on: June 10, 2010, 07:04:30 PM »
So how many can the MRTU treat at once?

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Re: The MERV's
« Reply #12 on: June 10, 2010, 07:59:18 PM »
The MRTU has seats for 32 persons with an oxygen outlet at each seat.  There are additional oxygen ports on the outside of the vehicle.

 

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