Search and Rescue trailer introduction

Search and Rescue Trailer
Bungay Fire Brigade
SAR trailer
The BFB Search and Rescue trailer will
be used to transport the Ranger as
well as brush fire equipment and our
high angle rope rescue gear.
In addition, the trailer can be used as a
command vehicle and or rehab station
It’s primary mover is Service 177 since
it also provides the generator power to
the trailer
Connection to Tow Vehicle
Drop the trailer on the 2 5/16” ball,
and lock the hitch with the safety clip
Connect the chains
Connect the breakaway switch
Make sure the front jack is fully raised
Plug in the 7 way electrical connection
Double check each step and make sure
the trailer is clear to be moved
Emergency calls
When responding to an emergency
call, open the box located at the front
of the trailer and turn on the
emergency flashers.
Make sure all four corners are working
before leaving the station.
The trailer itself is 22.5 feet long and
the service is nearly the same length.
Make sure you leave enough room for
the entire length of both units when
The trailer follows (tracks) the service
very well and for the driver, the trailer
is slightly wider than the service so
roughly 4 inches of each side of the
trailer is visible while towing in a
straight line.
The trailer has an extended tongue to
allow for tighter corners.
Never back the trailer up without
someone watching.
Set up at scene
Open the floor hatch and feed the wire
through and connect to one of the
rear outlets on the Service 177.
Start the generator.
Turn on the circuit breaker in the
Service 177 for the rear lights. It’s the
one furthest in.
If you don’t need the scene lights on
the Service, you can turn each one off
The rear scene lights on the Service
are de-mountable for additional
lighting flexibility.
Generator Power
The generator powers the fluorescent
lighting inside the trailer, the side
halogen lights as well as a 110 outlet
inside the trailer.
The generator can power all four scene
lights on the service, as well as all of
the lights in the trailer. It’s best to limit
the draw on the trailer by using only
what you need.
There are three door latches that are
all keyed alike on the trailer. One key
opens all three.
The keys are on the Service key ring.
The smaller black lock on the side
people door is only used as an
additional latch. We won’t be locking
that because it’s keyed differently.
Rear door
Unlock and unlatch the rear latches
and gently pull the door down from
the top. It’s spring assisted so not a lot
of effort is needed.
When fully open, flip out the
additional plywood ramp.
When driving the Ranger into the
trailer, don’t enter the trailer fast or in
a jerky manner. The top of the Ranger
is approx 4 inches from the top of the
trailer door. It will fit, but a jerky
entrance may cause damage
Interior lighting
The interior lighting powered off the
generator and is controlled by the
following switches.
Fluorescent roof lighting
Outside scene Halogen lights are
controlled by individual switches
directly under the housing
The canopy on the side of the trailer is
tricky to use. Make sure someone
shows you the right way to open and
close it.
Command Center
The people door has a whiteboard
attached to it for command and
planning purposes.
There is a dry erase marker set behind
the drivers door in Service 177
Make sure the top of the door doesn’t
get caught on the canopy.
Use caution opening and closing the
door when the canopy is open
Right wall
Two extra backboards
Folding table for command
Straps for securing the ranger.(not
Left Wall
Leaf blower
Indian packs
Igloo cooler
Front top shelf
Left side
high angle rope gear
Two 200 foot static line bags
Toss safety bags
Rope hardware in blue line bag
Red bag is strapping and climbing
Two climbing harnesses (grey bags)
Right side
Extra brush helmets and water
Front second shelf
Left side
Dewatering pump with suction hose
and discharge hose
Chain Saw
Extra Indian bag bladders
(in Indian bag)
Right side
Brush fire hand tools
Extension cord
Front floor
Fuse box , power cord and floor hatch
Two floor attachments for securing
Rehab pop-up tent
Wheel chock
Rear Floor
4 floor attachments for ATV4

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