Cavette, Chris
May 2006
Fire Chief;May2006, Vol. 50 Issue 5, p72
Trade Publication
The article discusses the popularity of heavy-rescue units as fire departments deal with a variety of responses that require specialized gear. The walk-around body design of heavy-rescue units with exterior compartment doors has largely replaced the walk-in design because it allows a more efficient use of space. Many heavy-rescue units are equipped with permanently installed 20kw to 40 kw generators. They have a breathing-air compressor or cascade system with storage for spare air bottles. They can also include areas for command and communications or provide facilities to allow personnel to recuperate during extended operations.


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