Re: Fire Scene Rehab Services
My group provides a rehab service to our local fire departments, at no cost to them, as a way of supporting them and giving back to our communities. We ALWAYS provide fresh bottled water and GatorAid drinks, on ice, regardless of the time of year, as that type of hydration has been shown to be of the utmost benefit. We also provide any logistical support that the departments may request, such as picking up large orders of food and bringing it to the scene for a feeding operation, assisting with first aid needs, etc.
We are a small volunteer group, currently at about 10 members, located in Northern California. All of our members have previous training and/or experience in providing disaster services. All costs for supplies and equipment are borne by the membership. Our vehicles are visibly marked with our group logo, and are also equipped with high-power two-way radios and appropriate warning lights. As suggested in one of the other posts, we, too, usually only send one or two members at a time, on any incident response. We simply set-up our marked vehicles at the scene, and let the Incident Commander know of our presence; when they're ready, they let the firefighters know that we are there for them. We have yet to find a department that didn't greatly appreciate our support services, whenever we show up...
Please visit our website at http://www.eastbayfiresupport.com for more information. Thanks!