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1 The Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District Presents

2 UTV 38

3 Vehicle Capabilities  All Terrain 6WD  683cc Motor  Max Wt Capacity 1750lbs  Transport Up to 1200lbs.  Towing Capacity 2000lbs.

4 Rescue Capabilities  Carry 3 Personnel Or  Carry 2 Personnel and 1 Patient  Stokes Basket Rated to 1200lbs

5 Firefighting Capabilities  125 GPM Pump  psi  psi  psi  95 Gallons of Water  5 Gallons of Class A Foam  70 feet 1” Hard Line  200 feet 1” Lateral Line  Drafting Kit

6 Limitations Vehicle  Never Operate on a Slope >15 Degrees  Avoid Paved Surfaces  Do Not Drive in an Aggressive Manner Skid Unit  Never Transport a Patient with Water in the Tank!!!  When Transporting Water or a Patient Only Operate in Low Gear!!!

7 Vehicle Transition  The UTV can be switched from skid unit to traditional mode in the field if a large amount of cargo needs to be moved from Point A to Point B. Six (6) people are needed to lift the unit from the cargo bed. There are no hoist points built into this unit. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO HOIST!!!

8 Removing or Replacing the Skid Unit  Power is Supplied by a Quick Connection  Remove the Brackets to Remove the Skid

9 Operating the Winch  Use the Remote Control Stored in the Vehicle Glove Box. Connect to the Port on Dashboard.  Release the Winch Brake To Pull the Cable  Make Sure the Anchor Point is Bomb Proof  Practice Winching Techniques Prior to Using in the Field

10 Lighting  Turn on Vehicle Motor Before Activating Lights  Head/Tail Lights  Emergency Response  Horn  Grille Scene Lighting  Work and Telescopic Lighting

11 Stokes Basket  1200lb Rating  Break-Apart for Storage and Transport  Strap Patient In with 1” Tubular Webbing if Using for Tech-Rescue  Load Head Towards Cab  Only Carry Rope or EMS Equipment in Stokes  4 Secure Points and Straps – 750lb Rating

12 Operating the Fire Pump – Starting the Motor  Fill Tank with Water  Close All Valves  Turn on Vehicle Motor  Pump  Key  Throttle Adjustment  Choke  Fuel – Gas (No Mix)  Beware of Hot Exhaust!!!

13 Operating the Fire Pump – Priming the Pump  Open:  Primer Valve  Tank to Pump Valve  Recirc-Fill Valve  Valves Open When In-line with Plumbing

14 Operating the Fire Pump – Pumping Water  Activate the Primer No More than 45 sec.  Pump is Primed When Water is Seen in Recirc Line  Close Priming Valve  Start the Pump Motor and Adjust Throttle  BE AWARE OF HOT EXHAUST  Choose a Discharge  To Flow Max Pressure or GPM Slowly Close the Recirc Valve  Water Must Always Be Flowing

15 Operating the Fire Pump – Flowing Class A Foam  Begin Discharging Water  Completely Close the Recirc Valve to the Tank  DO NOT FLOW FOAM INTO THE TANK  Slowly Open the Agent Valve  Foam is Introduced on Intake Side of the Pump  Significant Flow is Necessary to Create Venturi-Effect with Eductor  Concentration Adjusted by Hand-Eye Guesstimate  Close Agent Valve and Flush Out Pump and Plumbing When Finished

16 Operating the Fire Pump – Drafting Operations NOTE – The Priming Pump is Not Designed to Overcome Lift  Use Buckets to Fill Tank Above Primer Sump Line  Two Collapsible Buckets are Located in the Trailer  Connect Hard Suction Hose and Foot Valve Strainer to Aux. Suction

17 Operating the Fire Pump – Drafting Operations  Prime Pump Using Water in Tank  Start Pump as per Normal Operation and Begin Circulating Water from Tank  Do Not Discharge From Tank  At Full Throttle Slowly Open Aux. Suction Valve  Pump Should Obtain a Draft  Water Will Discharge Through Tank Overflow Port When Full

18 Filling Tank from an Apparatus or Hydrant  Connect hose to the Aux. Suction Connection. A short 1-¾” hose is supplied in the trailer.  Open the Aux. Suction and Recirc Valve  Slowly Open the Discharge or Crack the Hydrant  Do Not Exceed 50psi at the Intake  Various Adapters are Located in the Hose Compartment

19 Always Winterize the Skid  Whenever the UTV is loaded into the trailer it is the standard operating procedure to drain the water tank, all the plumbing, and the water pump.  Only add water to the skid if using it for fire suppression activities.  Why?: 1.To be immediately ready for patient transport. 2.To reduce the overall weight and strain on the UTV, the trailer, and the tow vehicle. 3.To be prepared for storage during unpredictable cold weather.

20 Winterizing the Pump  Pump out all of the water  The UTV must be on level ground or sloped forward  Open all of the valves  Remove the pump drain plug. Replace plug when draining complete so as not to misplace.  Fuel the Pump, Shut Fuel Valve  Pumping out the water takes priority over running out the fuel when winterizing.  Fuel the UTV  Fill the Class A Foam Tank

21 Considerations for Use Patient Transport Mobile Fire Attack Burnout Operations Cargo Loads on Extended Incidents Water Supply Fill Point Pumping a Remote Hoselay

22 Considerations for Use If you respond to any incident that includes:  Difficult Terrain  Reduced Access  Backcountry Rescue  Remote Water Supply then respond/request the UTV. The faster you make the request the sooner it will be there.

23 The Trailer  Select Equipment Based on the Mission  Replace the Equipment When the Incident is Over  Manuals are Available Near the Side Door of the Trailer

24 Securing the Trailer – Prepare for Towing What You Need: Vehicle Strong Enough to Pull and Stop the Trailer 2 - 5/16” tow ball Experience Driving a Trailer Practice with Someone Experienced

25 Securing the Trailer – Prepare for Towing 1.Lower the Tongue so that the cap completely covers the ball. 2.Lock the cap in place. If the cap does not line up or lock raise the tongue, realign the vehicle, insure there are no obstructions, and try again. 3.Cross the chains clip into holes on either side of the receiver. The Emergency Trailer Brake cable should also be connected to the hitch. 4.Plug in the electrical cable. Insure nothing is dragging on the ground.

26 Loading and Unloading the Trailer - Preparation On Level Ground:  Set the Tow Vehicle Parking Brake  Chock the Wheels of the Trailer  Keep the Trailer Connected to the Tow Vehicle  Deploy Rear Stabilizer Jacks for Added Support  Trailer Lighting Will Only Work if the Tow Vehicle is Running and the Headlights are Turned On

27 Loading and Unloading the Trailer - Securing the UTV  The UTV should be 4-point strapped to the floor anchors  Straps should be tight enough to place a slight compression on the UTV suspension system

28 Loading and Unloading the Trailer  Fully Open the Rear Access Ramp Door. Insure the end of the door is on level ground.  A 4”x8”x8’ block is available to crib the door.  Using one person, and an empty water tank, drive the vehicle over the ramp keeping one foot on the brake and one foot on the accelerator to maintain control.  Load the UTV in the Forward position.

29 It’s A Valuable Tool Train with It! Take Care of It! Call For It!


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