Estero Fire Rescue recently added a mobile light and air unit to its fleet with the help of a grant from the Department of Homeland Security. The $64,000 unit will provide breathing air, electrical power and area lighting to help emergency personnel work more efficiently and stay on the scene longer. It will also dramatically improve the safety of rescuers and victims alike in a variety of life-threatening situations, such as major fires, rescue operations and hazmat incidents.
The unit’s ability to supply breathing air allows will support operations in high-rise buildings, tunnels, underground garages, malls, storage tanks, waste pits and other enclosed spaces. Its ability to supply electrical power and lighting makes them useful at incident scenes or to support emergency control centers, base camps, temporary evacuation shelters, medical facilities and other key installations.