How does your dept. handle MVA's? Do you have a rescue truck or do you just use your engine? If you have a rescue, is it light, medium, or heavy? What kind of equpment do you have on it? My dept. runs a medium duty rescue that has an onboard PTO generator that runs pre connected extrication equipment, a 20 ft. telescoping light tower, full sets of lift bags and rams, hand tools, various saws and scene lighting. As well as other tools and water rescue equipment.
If the roads are slick, we roll our squad first. Our rescue pumper is usually right behind. Both trucks are equipped with jaws. The pumper has 2 sets on board, along with rescue struts and auto-cribs. We just got a brake pedal cutter, which we switch between the pumper and the squad depending upon the weather. We also carry a good old-fashioned Sawzall on the squad.
My department doesn't have a Rescue, We have two Rescues on our first alarm with entrapment from neighboring depts. 1 heavy and 1 medium. We respond our Engine, which has cribbing and a combi tool if needed or to get things started and for support. we run our engine for support to our neighboring departments for MVA with entrapment.
We run one engine and one heavy rescue squad to mva's, both carry extrication and vehicle stablization equipment as well as traffic control. The engine and squad both position to protect the scene from either side, the squad has a light tower, pto generator, preconnected hydraulic tools, portable hydraulic tools, air bags, struts, and cribbing. The engine carries another set of portable hydraulic tools, fire suppression, air bags, and traffic control. Both also carry numerous handtools and power tools. We also dispatch one ambulance for each vehicle involved unless there are reports of more patients involved then more may be added to the assignment. Also other engines may respond if there is additional fire suppression or extrication needed.
dunbar runs a med. rescue with hurst equip. we have 32 inch spreaders 3 combi tools 2 o cutters 1 small 1 med and 1 large ram. hand tools to many to name lol we have tele lights but not many we have 2 porta power for our hurst saws air chisels a how made dash lifter (works good on brake pedals and steering wheels as well.
In my dept we always roll our first engine then our heavy rescue. I wish our first engine had the jaws at times though, because most of the time if we have entrapment we still have to wait for the rescue anyways. the only time the engine benfits at being first is when the car is on fire or something that is about it really.