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ChrisK
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Medic Rescues

Postby ChrisK » Tue May 01, 2007 12:51 pm

SDFD seems to be using Medic Rescues again. I have heard dispatches for MR 9 and 37 today. They had them a few years ago, but they went away. I guess they're back now. I wonder if they are using the old rigs again, or if they're new.

N6ATF
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Postby N6ATF » Tue May 01, 2007 3:48 pm

Would that be an apparatus like an ambulance but also with rescue tools stored in exterior units? I've never seen one before.

ChrisK
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Postby ChrisK » Tue May 01, 2007 4:00 pm

The rigs they used before were larger than regular medic units. I assume they carried extra equipment. If I recall correctly, there were MR units at stations 9, 24, and 33 previously.

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Postby ChrisK » Tue May 01, 2007 7:01 pm

There's a picture of a medic rescue rig at the following web page. At least this is what they used to look like.

http://www.sandiego.gov/fireandems/safety/para.shtml

N6ATF
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Postby N6ATF » Tue May 01, 2007 7:03 pm

Oh yeah, I've seen at least one recently!

Mikey
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Postby Mikey » Wed May 02, 2007 8:22 pm

I thought they dropped the idea originally because they weren't being used as "rescues" and just shuffled around like regular medics plus the ride was supposed to be bad in them. I know they gave a rig to Copter 1 to use and I thought the rest were sold/given away?

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Postby codethree » Thu May 03, 2007 12:16 pm

I've heard the dispatches too...in fact I was in Kearny Mesa when Medic Rescue 37 was dispatched...it came rolling right by me but was a standard medic unit, not like the rigs they've used in the past

thefish
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Here's the answer

Postby thefish » Sat May 05, 2007 1:37 pm

The new medic rescues simply denote that there's a firefighter on board, with turnouts, a BA and forcible entry tools. They still have a R/M EMT driver. I'm not exactly sure what good one firefighter does for you, but they've decided to call them something different.

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Re: Here's the answer

Postby jp186 » Sat May 05, 2007 7:10 pm

thefish wrote:The new medic rescues simply denote that there's a firefighter on board, with turnouts, a BA and forcible entry tools. They still have a R/M EMT driver. I'm not exactly sure what good one firefighter does for you, but they've decided to call them something different.


I will quote you when the union tries to fight any attempts to reduce engine/truck staffing from 4 to 3. :wink:

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Re: Here's the answer

Postby thefish » Sun May 06, 2007 4:44 pm

jp186 wrote:
thefish wrote:The new medic rescues simply denote that there's a firefighter on board, with turnouts, a BA and forcible entry tools. They still have a R/M EMT driver. I'm not exactly sure what good one firefighter does for you, but they've decided to call them something different.


I will quote you when the union tries to fight any attempts to reduce engine/truck staffing from 4 to 3. :wink:


Now that's a whole different story... the one firefighter there is half the firefighting team. On a medic rescue it creates a dangerous situation where there's a firefighter with no partner.


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