Rescue 44 is a 2004 Saulsbury/Spartan Gladiator Heavy Rescue. The apparatus is crewed by six fire fighters with seating for an additonal four. Inside the cab are headsets at each seating position; irons, MVA toolkits, lockout toolkits, surgical gloves, and portable lights. The rear box includes a full Incident-Command center with weather station, phones, fax, and radios; a heating/cooling rehab area with fridge and microwave; extra chargers for portable radios, saws, and fans.
The truck includes extensive Heavy Rescue equipment, including Hurst "Jaws of Life" hydraulic tools, struts for stabilization and lifting, Res-Q-Jacks, winches, cribbing, and air bags for lifting as much as a train car - with millimeter precision. The apparatus also carries extensive equipment for medical emergencies, hazmat, mass casualty, structural collapse, cold water and swift water rescues.
The Rescue carries a full tool chest; spare air cylinders; a full complement of Milwaukee drills, saws, cutters, and grinders; Stihl chainsaws and K12 Rescue saws with specialty blades for cutting roofs, steel, and concrete; backboard; stokes basket; 200+ ft of lifesaving and utility ropes; a variety of chains; come-along; winch; cables; and two 1,000lb Bauer 509 SCF breathing air cylinders each feeding into (a) cascade air-cylinder refill system, (b) plasma torch, and (c) air chisel.
Oversees the apparatus, all equipment, and each fire fighter in the company.
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