"Our EMS units are primarily responsible for rehab, they carry the RAD 57, water and of course medical equipment. All fire fighters must report to them after going through their second tank of air and from that point on they call it a day. Each of…"
"We do our own rehab. Everyone on our department is medical trained. We do have agreements in place with the ambulance service to do stand by. But that is at the call of the IC. Our local Salvation Army is a wonderful asset. They will bring us cold…"
"for our rehab our first responders were shown by B.C.A.S.(British Columbia Ambulance Service)how to check over firefighters to take blood preasures and monitor vitals,all our firefighters had their vitals and blood preasure taken at practice and the…"
"We have large dept, so some of our trucks pulls double duty.
2 dedicated rehab trucks
3 utility trucks for air and power
2 canteens for cooling and food on multiple alarms fore and a major desaters
4 Technical Rescue trucks that as fans and extra…"
Hello, not sure if this is where this goes but.... I was curious about how many departments out there have a dedicated rehab team. Our department has a rehab team of 16, we have two units..a air support truck that has a cascade system. This unit also carries a 12 x 20 inflatable rehab tent from landmark creations...misters...heaters...extra generators, Gatorade, SCBA bottles, chairs and medical supplies. Our second unit is a " bus" that we can bring in victims and firefighters. This is is…See More
I am a full time volunteer with the Yakima Fire Department and I head the rehab and air support unit/team
Full time reserve with Yakima Fire
Why I Joined Fire/EMS
A long time ago my home burnt to the ground. Unfortunately there was a very small volunteer fire department in my area and they were fighting another fire 10 miles away. We succeeded in getting our daughters out of the house but our oldest daughter was not breathing. We had several smoke detectors but not one went off. We had adopted an arson dog about 8 months prior and she saved our lives. Unfortunately she died a couple of days later. A couple of firefighters heard our call and came to our aid. They helped us to get out daughter breathing again. They attempted to save the house but we told them to let it go our
daughter was more important. After extinguishing the other fire the guys and girls spent another 3-4 hours salvaging what they could from what was left of our home. They were exhausted and hungry but they stayed with us even though their job was done. We decided then that given the opportunity we would "pay it forward " and return what was given to us.
Why I Love Fire/EMS
i love helping people especially those in need
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