A typical Fire & Emergency Incident Rehabilitation Unit. Mass.gov photo.

City of New Bedford places new Fire & Emergency Incident Rehabilitation Unit into service

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“This week, City of New Bedford Emergency Management placed their new Fire & Emergency Incident Rehabilitation Unit in service.

This unit will respond to all fire and emergency scenes where responders, displaced residents, and civilians can take shelter during inclement weather in all seasons. The Emergency Management Agency is a division of the Fire Department.

This unit carries an array of tents, heating and cooling units, blankets, and other supplies. The unit is staffed by EMA Director Brian Nobrega and his mostly volunteer staff. These volunteers respond all hours of the day and night, including weekends and holidays. Their dedication is appreciated by all. They assist with fire and emergency scene rehab and provide victim assistance to those in need.

These services allow the NBFD to be compliant with NFPA 1584 Standard on the Rehabilitation Process for Members During Emergency Operations and Training Exercises. EMA personnel also assist the Fire Investigators, American Red Cross, and NBPD and NBEMS with victim services and obtaining their information and needs.”-New Bedford Fire Department.


A typical Fire & Emergency Incident Rehabilitation Unit. Mass.gov photo.

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