When fires break out or accidents happen, emergency response teams are quick to arrive on the scene. Fast response is necessary in order to save lives and property. Anyone involved in an incident relies on the police, fire fighters or other responders at the scene to act quickly, organize efficiently, and make life-saving decisions. In such hectic conditions, organization is imperative and establishing the incident command post to coordinate response activities is top priority. It can often be difficult to distinguish which response vehicle is coordinating efforts, which is why custom vehicle accessories make all the difference. Accessories such as easy to set up EMS vehicle tents and lighting that can turn any response vehicle into a clearly designated incident command post are important tools for first responders. These vehicle accessories are making a hugely positive impact on incident management.
The need to take orders from a single center is quite clear. The accident scene is full of many responders and all of them are on the scene to offer valuable assistance needed. However, the fact that so many people are on scene with a wide variety of emergency vehicles may create confusion.
Any additional amount of confusion can easily lead to loss of lives that would otherwise have been prevented. Experts have noted that such mistakes have contributed to unfortunate happenings at accident scenes, they have since developed products and recommended the implementation of a mobile incident command center. The responders are therefore coordinated from the command vehicle identified by a clearly marked canopy, flag and lighting.
Personnel arriving on scene shouldn't have to ask "Where's the command post?" But finding a sedan - or SUV - size command post in a sea of massive fire and rescue apparatus can pose a challenge. With EMS vehicle Command Post Flag and Light any vehicle can be identified by the green "CP" flag and a green beacon mounted on a collapsible, 10 aluminum, shock-corded pole that attaches to the side of the chosen response vehicle via extra strong magnets. The beacon is visible from two miles away and can be set to stay lit or to flash.
First Responder vehicle canopies were designed and created specifically to aid rescuers who will be arriving in different vehicle types. You may have even seen these accessories used in some of your favorite shows like CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. These canopies are adjustable to fit the rear opening of most emergency vehicle trucks, SUV's and vans. EMS vehicle tents are lightweight, easy to stow and quick to set up.
These custom vehicle canopies are also designed to protect valuable equipment including computers, radios, fax machines and coordination materials by offering extended protection from the elements four feet beyond the rear of the vehicle. This easily provides enough space and shelter for up to 4 professionals on the scene to operate equipment and coordinate efforts. As most responders know, accidents are never convenient, which is why the additional lighting proves to be useful at night. This design is engineered specifically to aid the mobile rescue unit.
Accident victims rely on responders and responders rely training and having the right equipment accessible. First responders are finding great value in EMS vehicle accessories such as easy up truck tents with command post markings and lighting.