(Wide Area Search)
This all terrain first response vehicle is great to have in our rural community. It not only allows us to get responders and equipment to areas that are otherwise inaccessible, but it has the ability to transport a patient to a location where a waiting ambulance can access. It also has basic medical equipment onboard. It is great to have as a standby vehicle at our local sporting events and much easier to patrol the large crowd type events such as our yearly fair here in Bethany.
This unit will serve NTA in a hauling capacity, while also doing double duty as a second command unit for multiple incidents or reaching a off road area with it's equipped 4x4 setup. This unit would be deployed to tow any of our trailers or boats that would be needed to respond to a scene, or perhaps extra equipment or man power.
NTA has seven pieces of rescue apparatus and a command vehicle, with equipment ready to respond. NTA has crew members trained in auto extrication, mass casualty, rope rescue, structure and trench collapse, confined space rescue, dive rescue and basic hazardous materiel's calls.
NTA EMS RESCUE
This trailer supplied by the Red Cross is stationed here at NTA. It contains supplies to assist in the set up of a shelter for residents displaced from their homes in the local area, due to disaster. These supplies would be used in cooperation between NTA staff and Red Cross Volunteers trained to set up and run that shelter if the need arises.
With that first initial call in 1975, due to some quick thinkingof the crew and the tow truck driver, which had arrived on scene, they were able to extricate and transport the patient. Of course this presented a major problem and shortly afterwards NTA purchased some of their own extrication tools and the start of the NTA Rescue aspect was started. Today it has come a long way from a few extra tools carried aboard the ambulance. The NTA crew strive to train extensively to be able to meet the need of any rescue situation. NTA has dedicated funds each year to purchase and maintain quality rescue equipment and to further that training.
This vehicle is used for multipurpose here at NTA. Primarily for first responder or additional rescuer response. It is stocked with medical supplies and for use in the medical or trauma emergency, or can function as a command operations vehicle in the case or a larger scale incident. It also serves to transport staff to meetings and training outside the area, rather than tying up an ambulance that would otherwise be used for emergency medical response.
This inflatable rescue boat is a vital piece of equipment for water rescue. We have several bodies of water in the district that require a boat such as this to assist with search and dive operations. It is small, light weight and quick to deploy to an open water environment such as the city of county lakes. It is light enough that it can be carried to some of those rural hard access places if needed.
(Anything Else Left?)
This medium duty rescue is our main rescue response vehicle. It holds our extensive extrication equipment, ropes and rope gear, water rescue equipment and shoring supports. It also has some basic Hazmat equipment onboard and basic medical supplies. It can provide lighting and electrical support to any rescue scene. It is a valuable asset to the district and its residents.
This trailer was furnished to NTA by Homeland Security Grant funds as part of a regional effort to strategically place Mass Casualty Trailers across the region. This trailer is one of four in Northwest Missouri that can respond to any large scale event with multiple injured patients. It carries triage and treatment supplies as well as being generator powered. It can also be used as a longer term command post as it is equipped with radios to facilitate communications.
This flat bottom rescue boat is a another piece of equipment for our water rescue dive team. It too is small, light weight and quick to deploy, but its solid construction makes it better for searching the local rivers and streams of our rural community. These are often laden with branches and rocks which may damage the inflatable boat but this boat can operate in. We have equipped this boat with side scan sonar and dragging equipment, which makes it a unique asset to the entire regional area.
TIPS WHEN YOU CALL 911 IN HARRSION AND DAVIESS COUNTIES:
If you are calling from a cell phone please remember in the region of our counties cell phones are unpredictable. You may not get connected to the closest 911 center.
Please be patient. With a cell phone not all of the automated location information will be forwarded to the 911 Center like when you call in on a land line phone.
Know your location. The more specific you can be the better.
Know the number you are calling from. If you are on a cell phone or land line and the connection is lost, the 911 Center can attempt to call you back and reestablish contact.
It may seem like it takes a long time to relay this information to the 911 Center but in reality it is usually a very short time. Also a vast majority of the time as the caller speaks, and more information is gained, that information is being relayed to the appropriate emergency service by a second dispatcher. Just because you are continuously talking to one 911 operator does not mean that the information is not being forwarded to the Emergency Personnel, in fact they have probably already been dispatched and are on their way!