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    Default Rescue Truck Classification

    Are there any standards or recommendations on what constitutes a heavy, medium, or light rescue truck? I am looking for something published by a national group or association, not local policies.

    Specifically, I am looking for an equipment list that is suggested for each type of rescue truck.
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    The best I can do for you is a link to PA's Department of Health Voluntary Rescue Certification program. It lists all of the administrative, training and equipment requirements for Rescue certification in PA. The program is still fairly new.

    http://www.ehsf.org/VRSRMANUAL2000.pdf

    For clarification purposes, light, medium and heavy rescue labels in the document are known as first responder, operations and advanced levels.
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    Thanks Mark, this is exactly what I was looking for.
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    Very nice file and a good starting point.
    Another good source that the fire service doesn't use to its potential is from FEMA / Emergency Management / ESDA / Civil Defence what ever you call it by you.
    For a long time the CD was very into rescue and published teaching materials as well as specks on light medium and heavy rescue apparatus. It hasn't been published for some twenty years now but I bet you could still find it at the county EMA.

    It would be another good ref.

    Good luck

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