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Emergency Response Teams

Posted by Sebastian Jacobs
Sebastian Jacobs
Keen Australian based fire fighter
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on Saturday, 02 July 2011
in Emergency Response Teams (ERT)

Emergency Response Teams equipped with the QuickLay packs and an understanding of basic hose deployment are best positioned to protect life and the assets of the business.

The Emergency Response Team Hospitals, prisons, isolated infrastructure and other buildings of significant importance often have a semi or permanently dedicated Emergency Response Team (ERT).

Rapid Response

In the event of an alarm or confirmed fire the ERT are the initial response. Because the ERT responds from a position within their work site, their response time is significantly quicker than that of externally responding fire crews.

In the case of a vessel at sea, an oil rig or an industrial site located far from civilisation the ERT may be required to attack, contain and extinguish the fire without external assistance. By combining their local knowledge with the QuickLay packs the ERT can wage a rapid and suitably sized weight of attack.

ERT Efficiency

Staff will come and go and all have different fire fighting backgrounds. The QuickLay packs provide a procedural structure for initial and subsequent hose line deployment. Portability The QuickLay packs are long, thin and designed to place the weight of the load above the operator’s centre of gravity – reducing fatigue on route to the reported incident. Accessibility The back-strap placement frees the operator’s hands to climb a ladder or hold a handrail.

Quick Knockdown

On arrival at the incident the team members can stretch their Lay Pack and deploy their Attack Pack in less than 60 seconds. Hose Calibre The water from a lay flat hose will travel almost twice as far as a standard hose reel. This allows fighting operations from a safer distance for ERT’s not equipped with breathing apparatus.

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