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Rehab unit placed into service to help Scott firefighters combat heat related illnesses

Scott Rehab Truck
Posted at 12:29 PM, Jun 22, 2022

The Scott Fire Department announced a rehabilitation aid to keep firefighters safe from heat-related illnesses.

The Scott Fire Department said their response to structure fires will include sending a rehab unit. The rehab unit will provide an area for firefighters to re-hydrate and an air-conditioned space for EMS to evaluate firefighters before they return to work.

The unit will also respond to hazmat, mass-casualty, and large-scale events in the City of Scott.

Mandated by NFPA, company or crew must rest and hydrate for at least 10 minutes following one 30-minute SCBA cylinder or 20 minutes of intense work without wearing SCBA.