04/30/09 108 W, 1 I - + 19 - 16 Mass Casualty Transport Units?


FireNews has posted photos from yesterday's bus crash in Charlotte. The pictures, courtesy Charlotte Fire Department, show what looks like a MEDIC mass-casualty transport unit. Tooling over to the Special Operations page of the MEDIC site, reveals a small photo showing more. Can readers provide additional details? And how many such "buses" presently operate around the state? Fort Bragg has one, that has visited our area for MCI drills at the airport. What others are around? And how many have been built right here in North Carolina, by Matthews Speciality Vehicles? We've seen those displayed in Baltimore at the Fire Expo.
 





Here’s a neat page of New Hanover County EM equipment, though no MCI buses: http://wwwtmpapps.nhcgov.com/EM/EMequipm..
Legeros - 04/30/09 - 07:57

There are currently buses akin to the Medic model in production by Sartin Services in Archdale, NC for Brunswick County, Guilford County, and Wake County. They each will meet the NIMS typing requirement for a multi-pt transport bus. We expect the Wake bus to be delivered by early July. The buses have been configured to not only be able to transport 14 or more supine patients, they can easily be reconfigured to provide climate-controlled environment seating for up to 24 or more for responder rehab purposes. Will be quite the asset once in service.
Olson - 04/30/09 - 08:27

http://www.sartinservices.com/

Nice looking equipment. Will be a good resource for us to have in the county.
CFP 7021 (Email) - 04/30/09 - 09:20

I must admit, the MEDIC buses were excellently spec’d out. They are a great asset to have, but fortunately they aren’t used that often (not that that’s a bad thing!!). 36 patients triaged and all transported in roughly 30-45min, excellent work by everyone on scene.

Additionally, CMC and Presby Hospital had some MICUs on scene.
Luke - 04/30/09 - 11:31

Cool, glad to see we’re getting one here…
Silver - 05/01/09 - 09:46



  
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