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Rescue 1 Command Units


The Command Unit Rescue

Rescue 1 Command Units are available in a number of variations and designs that range from a simple desk mounted in a rescue to a fully functional command post. Most traditional command units are designed with multiple work stations, a conference room and a slide out partition to increase the interior work space. Restrooms, comfort stations, diesel driven generators, light towers, and surveillance cameras are just a few of the many options that are available.

Reasons why a department would choose a Command Unit

What works great for one department doesn’t work for others. From structural fires to weather related disasters, the job requirements change. Some are hours long while others are weeks. The size and the complexity of each command unit built is driven by the community’s needs.

Are Command Units typically Walk-In or Walk-Around style?

Command scenes can be directed from the tailgate of an SUV, while others are on scene for an extended duration of time. Command Units can be offered as a Walk In or Walk Around design with a front crew area.

Is a Light duty Rescue actually
light weight?

Light Duty Rescues are built to be lighter in overall weight to provide a greater margin of usable payload for the department’s equipment. There is nothing light duty about our standard construction methods.


How are the Rescue 1 Command Units constructed?

Command Units are manufactured with the same construction methods as our rescue units. Light Duty or Heavy Duty construction is driven by the chassis it’s mounted on. All extruded aluminum structural framing is skinned with .125” and .1875” flat panels of aluminum.

What are the Interior Options available?

  • Command unit layouts range from a desk with some cabinetry that is built into the crew area of a chassis to slide out partition that extends the working areas in the body.
  • Work stations, conference rooms, restrooms, comfort stations, diesel driven generators, light towers and surveillance cameras are just a few of the many options that are available.

What are some of the exterior options available?

The Command Units are built with exterior storage compartments designed for the department’s equipment.
Tents, tables and chairs, monitoring screens, and awnings are just a few options available.

What type of cab/chassis are Command Units built on?

The command unit is normally designed to create an onsite office and not to transport members. The chassis can vary from large three door custom cabs to a two door commercial chassis. Whatever the requirements, Rescue 1 can supply the chassis platform.

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