The National Guard plays a vital role in assisting with disaster response situations ranging from natural to human-induced incidences. The National Guard works with several agencies, including the Army Corps of Engineers, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and multiple state governments. Transporting medical equipment and safety equipment is key to resolving problems as quickly as possible when disaster strikes. KIMTEK is proud to provide national guard UTV skids to these missions.
Using Skids To Respond To Disasters
National Guard missions that put boots on the ground in severe environments can use ATVs and UTV skids for endeavors including:
- Search & Rescue
- Emergency Rescue Response
- Storm Response
- Law Enforcement
- Border Patrol
Rescuing Missing Persons
Search and rescue UTV skids for missions are pivotal when locating missing persons. Often used by members of the Guard and other law enforcement officials in challenging terrains, this equipment can offer the support and transportation needed by humans and even animals in need of assistance.
Emergency Medical Response
For emergency medical response situations, skids can bring life-saving tools to rugged situations. They can maneuver through crowds and reach remote areas like hiking trails and outdoor recreational areas with challenging off-road conditions. A skid can be an ideal piece of equipment with the following items.
- Oxygen Tanks
- Cardiac Monitors
- Stoke’s Baskets
Cleaning Up After A Storm
The aftermath of hurricanes, tornados, blizzards, or flooding often calls for fast action in relief situations. Skids can carry rescue and evacuation equipment and relief supplies to those in dire need with greater ease when traditional vehicles cannot access certain sites.
Compared to large firetrucks, UTV skids can quickly transport firefighters to hot zones and hard-to-reach fires. These skids can be useful for firefighters who must get through large crowds at outdoor events to tackle and fight small or isolated fires.
Law Enforcement & Border Patrol
Situations can drastically change in law enforcement situations, and skids can help officers respond to scenes quickly in multiple environments. Even in remote areas, these equipped units can cover vast areas in a short period. This allows border and law enforcement agents to respond faster and prevent illegal activities and border crossings.
If you live in an oceanside or lakeside city, you’re likely no stranger to seeing UTVs or ATVs traversing the waterside territory. While you may never need their assistance, these off-road vehicles have skids carrying key equipment, including defibrillators, oxygen, scuba tanks, and other equipment for rescue missions. They are also useful for helping locate lost children that may wander off.
Are You a Responder? We Have Your Back!
First responders can rely on ATVs and UTV skids to help them meet the needs of others in an emergency. Side-by-side UTV skids can be equipped and custom ordered to meet your needs. If you are in the Guard or involved in situations that require search and rescue missions, contact us today!