Usually, this question comes up in the spring every year regarding your agency’s ability to take on spring grass and wildland fires and having the right equipment for the job. But due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the surge we are talking about might come from a rush of people across the country anxious to get out of their homes and experience the great outdoors after being stuck inside for over a year.
With this back to nature push, there may also come challenges. Are people who are not in the best shape going to visit their local and state parks to do some hiking or biking? Are we going to see huge numbers utilizing the many “rails to trails” that many communities, taking advantage of abandoned railroad beds, have built over the last 10 years? How about rural outings to a favorite fishing or swimming hole with limited accessibility by large public safety vehicles.
These challenges can not only be met, but in a very successful way if your fire department or EMS agency has a properly equipped UTV side by side for off road rescues or fire suppression in your bay. KIMTEK offers a full complement of Medical rescue skid units to fit every budget. The MEDLITE Transport is an excellent way to reach and then transport patients safely out of an off road or rural situation.
Our FIRELITE Transport offers a wide range of skid units that are capable of fire rescue operations where they can provide fire suppression capabilities as well as transport a patient. For those larger grass fire or wildfire events, the FIRELITE 300 & 400 SERIES brush truck skids are the perfect solution.