KSTP Ch 5 Eyewitness News Features the Eagan Fire Dept's Inflatable Rehab Tent
January 7, 2006.
Firefighters Get A Much Needed Break With On-Site, Portable, Mobile Shelters
Firefighters have one of the most stressful and dangerous jobs on earth. In constant fear for their lives, firefighters desperately need a place to take a break, recoup and rejuvenate during the course of putting out a blaze. Until now, there were no portable, mobile shelters. To date, firefighters depend on old school buses (or similar vehicles) to serve as their rehab stations: Not very comfortable or roomy.
After working with Landmark Creations for about one-year, the development of an inflatable shelter finally saw production. The Eagan Fire Department will be the first to make use of these brand new, airtight, 20 x 12 foot portable, mobile shelters. Firefighters will now be able to enter the tent to escape extreme heat, rest for a few minutes and replenish their fluids. In addition, the inflatable shelter will give paramedics room to set up their equipment in order to monitor on-scene firefighters.
- Read more in Eagan Thisweek's article "Gimme Shelter".
Visit our galleries: portable shelters & emergency tents.