The drill included an overview of the specialized equipment carried on this vehicle, policies and procedures, Medical Unit flow processes, and working an effective REHAB program. Under the guidance of our REHAB Team Leader Ben Hagan, members Captain Doug Gimson, EMT/FF Adam Hett and EMT/FF Andrew Cline set up the equipment utilized, including shelter, heating and air conditioning, lighting and tracking supplies.
We appreciate the opportunity to share with WES members and leaders, and look forward to continued cooperation on large scale incidents and training for them.
The REHAB unit was made possible through a competitive grant process from the Hunterdon County Department of Public Safety in 2012. It was part of a county wide program that equipped this unit, as well as its twin with the Lambertville-New Hope Ambulance and Rescue Squad, with the supplies to shelter responders while on a medical break from the incident. The funding included an inflatable tent, heating & air conditioning, blood gas monitors, and the truck itself. Through our participation with the NJ EMS Task Force, additional supporting equipment was received, making it truly a regionally available response vehicle.