FAST Team Bags, Then And Now

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     In 1999 the Cornwall On Hudson (NY) Fire Department as a whole realized a need for a FAST Team, Members immediately started taking the necessary classes that were required by the state of new york. These classes consist of Firefighter Survival and Firefighter Assist and Search Team (FAST). While taking these courses the members also started experimenting with bags that were not being used around the firehouse. Pictured on the right is the original bag that the members decided to use, it is in fact an old medical bag that happens to fit the contents very nicely. The Cornwall On Hudson Fire Department doesnt have a big budget so a little thinking outside the box and some minor tools etc... and off they went!! Pictured to the left is the Scott Health & Safety RIT Pack 2 which the department purchased some time after the FAST team was put into service. With both of these bags in service the department now has a FAST capable Engine (412) and a FAST capable Truck (413). 

 

What type of equipment does your department use, Commercial stuff or a homemade bag filled with what is needed to assist a brother or sister firefighter that is in trouble.....

 

Stay tuned for the follow up blog post FAST Team Bags, What are you carrying and why....