inventory is extensive and must be maintained at an operational
level at all times. The equipment will be stored in a 48 foot
trailer and other containers capable of being loaded on any mode
of transportation. Rapid deployment anywhere/anytime is critical.
cache consists of five types of equipment:
include various medicines, intravenous fluids, blankets, suture
sets, airways, trachael tubes, defibrillators, burn treatment
supplies, bone saws and scalpels.
search component of the equipment is a lot like the equipment
at a normal construction site. Common cache supplies include
concrete saws, jackhammers, drills, lumber and rope. This equipment
is used to safely reach trapped victims, and to remove them safely
and slowly from the rubble.
section allows rescuers to stay in contact in case of a find
or an evacuation. Generators, lights, radios, cellular phones,
laptop computers and other electronics equipment are used.
than 500 items make up the most high-tech of all the equipment:
the technical support cache. Snake-like cameras and fiber optic
scopes are used to locate victims trapped in rubble. Sensitive
listening devices that can detect even the slightest human sound
locate victims who are still alive.
section cares for the needs of the rescuers as they work in 12-hour
shifts around the clock. Supplies include sleeping bags, cots,
food and water, as well as cold weather gear.