Paramedic Squad 105 is ready for action! Inspired after the real life LAcoFD paramedic squads, this rig has additional capabilities not found on its real life counterpart. One can almost say that this rig is a combination of a fire patrol and the paramedic squad.
About this creation
The 250 gpm TFT bumper-mounted monitor allows the rig to put out nuisance fires and clean up brush fires. Also seen is the Federal Signal Q2B siren, which can clear the path for the rig.
While two men normally staff the rig, up to two explorers/probies can ride in the back. Also, during times of extreme circumstances, an additional two firefighters can staff the rig and can run calls on its own.
All compartments on this rig can open, revealing the vast compartment space.
Designed with firefighter safety in mind, this rig also features warning lights to indicate which direction drivers should move over during accident calls. With an ever increasing amount of injuries occurring to first responders during traffic accident calls, the fire department is taking steps to prevent such incidents from occurring. Please remember to slow down and move over two lanes to help provide a safe environment for our firefighters, paramedics, and police officers to work in.
Hosebed stores 4” supply line and 1.75” attack hose. The 300 gpm pump allows the rig to make an initial attack on a fire.
The Scene Commander crane will be useful for technical rescue calls in areas where the larger heavy rescue will not fit. The crane can also serve as an anchor point for rappelling down a cliff. A thermal camera can also be mounted on the tip of the crane to provide information for rescue crews.
Paramedic squads are among the busiest apparatus in the department as they are first out for EMS calls.
Compartments on the officer’s side store the Holmatro combi tool, absorbent, and the primary ALS equipment. Also in the first compartment is the 185-cfm compressor for the CAFS system and the air-powered tools. A 100 ft air reel can be seen just above the first compartment.
Paramedic Squad 105 is ready for action!
Squad 105 with the scene light raised and the crane extended.
Los Angelego County Fire Department has taken delivery of Paramedic Squad 105, a highly versatile rig! Mounted on a 2019 RAM 4x4 chassis, Squad 105 is staffed daily by 2 FF/paramedics, who are trained in multiple disciplines including fire, EMS, hazmat, technical rescue, and wild land firefighting. In addition, Squad 105 has a 185-cfm air compressor for the CAFS system and air powered tools. The 300 gal water tank and CAFS allows the squad to initiate extinguishment of small fires, car fires, or even mop up brush fires in areas where larger rigs cannot go. The rig is also stocked with paramedic equipment and is certified as an ALS non-transport capable rig. Its vast compartment space allows for storage for a Holmatro combi tool, a small cache of cribbing equipment, absorbent for spills, and wild land firefighting tools. Also unique to Squad 105 is the 4800 lb. crane for technical rescues, which is useful for rope rescues in hilly areas. A NightScan Scout scene light also illuminates incidents.
2019 RAM 4x4 chassis with KME bodywork
Whelen Epsilon siren
Federal Signal Q2B siren
186-cfm air compressor
16,500 lb front mounted winch
4500 lb Scene Commander crane
Wilburt NightScan Scout scene light
300 gpm pump
300 gal water
250 gpm TFT bumper mounted monitor
200’ of 4 in LDH
250’ of 1 3/4 in attack hose
100’ trash line
Four packs of 100’ wildland hose
Holmatro combi tool
Various firefighting tools
Special thanks to James K for his input on the cab.
Inspired by Los Angeles County Fire Department Paramedic Squads and Fire Patrols