W.S. Darley Company unveiled a new specialized vehicle this week at the AIDF Disaster Relief Summit in Washington D.C. On December 3rd Darley will present the new vehicle to Mutual Aid Box Alarm System (MABAS).
This vehicle integrates a range of operating capabilities including:
- Medical care service clinic for EMS triage and examination.
- A vehicle-mounted water purification system which will produce up to 5,000 gallons per day of safe drinking water. This treatment system is tested to the US EPA Standard for microbiological water purifiers to effectively remove particulate, turbidity, bacteria, virus and cysts.
- A firefighting system which enables effective fire suppression with 250 GPM @ 150 PSI complete with Poly tank.
- A specialized disinfection kit, supplied as a modular component, can effectively avoid cross contamination between different scenes.
“The Multi-Purpose Vehicle provides immediate solutions for the developing world. This single vehicle can perform multiple tasks across a wide range of unexpected demands. It has the potential to be an operational game changer for the future of Emergency Response,” said Peter Darley, Chief Operating Officer, W.S. Darley & Company.
While the needs are immediate abroad, MABAS (Mutual Aid Box Alarm System) Chief Reardon believes there are also applications that add value to domestic fire departments. “The medical triage and examination capability is an interesting concept that can benefit local fire departments. The integration of these critical functions, especially with high-risk EMS patients, could be advantageous for local EMS teams with budget and staffing issues. A proactive approach to medical home health calls could be an effective method to utilize tax credits that can further benefit budget-sensitive fire departments.”
Darley and MABAS will present the Multi-Purpose Vehicle on December 3, 2014 at 100:00 AM at the MABAS Readiness Center at 233 west Hintz Road, Wheeling. Darley encourages anyone in the greater Chicago area to visit the Center and learn more about the future of the Multi-Purpose Vehicle.
The Multi-Purpose Vehicle is a culmination of dedicated work from W.S. Darley & Company, Terranova GTS LLC and Navistar to help bring effective solutions around the world. Terranova GTS LLC is a Chicago-based company that designs and markets Vocational American vehicles.