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New mobile command solution to be displayed at Fire Rescue International 2009

Published on 18 August 2009

The Reeves Incident Command Post Trailer from DHS Technologies will be on show at Fire Rescue International 2009
The Reeves ICP Trailer will be on show at Fire Rescue International
Unique trailer and shelter combination will be on show at FRI

A complete command solution for fire rescue professionals to mobilize an interoperable incident command post quickly and efficiently will be on display at Fire Rescue International (FRI) 2009 at the Dallas Convention Center in Dallas, TX on August 25 to 29, 2009.

The new Reeves Incident Command Post (ICP) Trailer is a unique trailer and shelter combination that can be fully equipped as an incident command post, complete with interoperable communications equipment through which fire rescue personnel can communicate with each other regardless of differences in equipment and hardware.

Able to be utilized for multiple purposes - from an incident command post to rehabilitation area to point of distribution (POD) center to sleeping quarters - the Reeves ICP's flexible design has already garnered attention from both fire personnel and health and emergency responders across the country, including those who attended FDIC 2009 earlier this year.

"The agencies that went to FDIC each had a unique need," says Naeran Rubio, Supervisor of DHS Technologies LLC's Communications, Advertising and Promotions department, who attended the show. "And yet many of the people who visited the ICP said it was the perfect system for their department."

With a starting weight of less than 3,000 pounds and 18 inches of ground clearance, the ICP's lightweight, aerodynamic design can easily be towed behind most vehicles, allowing for travel off road. The ICP also features better gas mileage than larger command trailers and buses and requires little storage space.

The Reeves ICP shelter design, which has been tested to withstand gusts of wind up to 65 mph, as well as free falling and blowing rain without intrusion of water, uses the same materials as the Deployable Rapid Assembly Shelter (DRASH) System that has been used extensively by the military for more than 20 years.

The Reeves Incident Command Post trailer is easily configured for the needs of different departments

Set up in minutes, the shelter also offers enough interior space to hold equipment already owned by a department or to be outfitted with such optional features as a sink and battery-operated refrigerator, as well as one of the various available interoperability packages that can be configured to meet individual customers' needs. Optional packages include satellite communications, Internet access and an integrated command and control system.

Communication between land mobile radios, multi-channel radios, and cellular and landline phones can also be facilitated.

"The unique configuration of the system allows for interoperability between first responders, no matter
what their radio bandwidth," says Reeves ICP Product Manager Mark Tallo.

The ICP will be on display at booth #4401 at FRI.

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