Operator's Manual. Prototype Heavy Rescue/Fire Fighting Vehicle
CALIFORNIA OFFICE OF EMERGENCY SERVICES SACRAMENTO FIRE AND RESCUE DIV
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Heavy rescue is a commonly recognized weakness in our nations disaster relief and recovery capability. Recent development of easily portable, lightweight rescue appliances makes feasible the provisions of heavy rescue capability on an immediate response basis. The OES Heavy RescueFire Fighting Unit is a prototype apparatus. It was constructed to provide for practical evaluation and testing of the conceptual feasibility of modular construction and multiple function capability in fire apparatus. Incorporating provisions for heavy rescue, common and specialized fire fighting, and personnel protection for hazardous environments into a single unit of apparatus results in unique design and operating procedures. Careful adherence to the procedures described in this manual will assure reliability and safety in the operation of the vehicle and its functional components. Equipment, tools, and outfittings have been provided to accomplish an infinite variety of rescue and fire fighting missions. Proper care, maintenance, and use are essential to personnel safety and reliable performance. Self-contained power and pneumatic devices must be restricted to use by personnel thoroughly trained in their operation and application.
- Surface Transportation and Equipment
- Safety Engineering
- Escape, Rescue and Survival