Primetech’s MultiPod® has been upgraded, with a 10% lighter and stronger body, providing Emergency Services with a flexible, lighter, greener option for equipping fast Initial Response Vehicles.
Upgraded MultiPod® offers a wider range of flexible options for compartmentalisation and storage. The MultiPod® allows smaller, lighter, less polluting vehicles to be used for firefighting using highly effective misting systems.
MultiPod® is a unique ‘drop in’ body system designed by Primetech to be used in any 4 x 4 utility style vehicle. This means that should a service have vehicles of this type within their fleet then these vehicles can easily be brought into service to fill the role of Initial Response /Collaborative Response Vehicles. MultiPod® presents a real opportunity to bring significant financial savings to any Authority considering the introduction of IRV's/CRV's into hard-to-reach or remote locations or for services wanting to provide a rapid intervention or arson reduction capability. Smaller, faster vehicles can arrive at an incident scene more quickly than larger appliances, moving through badly parked cars and narrow roads, so they are able to begin firefighting before the arrival of larger appliances.
Now, more than ever, the pressure is on emergency services to deliver more with less, by collaborating more intensively and adopting more efficient single, combined or multi-agency emergency response vehicles and systems.
To support these moves, emergency service personnel need the right tools for the job, and a key requirement for this is the development of more effective, cost efficient Collaborative Response vehicles.
With its versatile internal storage capacity, MultiPod® is also capable of carrying MultiNet Comms, the single and multi-agency command communications system, as well as Police and Paramedic support equipment. Primetech’s ground-breaking MultiNet Comms system can also be carried on the CRV with MultiPod®. This latest technology provides command teams with fully portable, battery-powered C-COM Ka-band mobile satellite broadband and other incident ground communications systems.
‘New mobilising protocols, new vehicle types and improved technology are all highlighted through the press and media as improving the efficiency of the Service in austere times.’
Primetech director Henry Walker said:
‘Primetech has met with fire and other emergency service personnel and we have listened to how they perceive what the future of their services will be. Taking on board the comments received, Primetech believes we have developed a comprehensive and innovative solution. Our universal family of flexible, demountable MultiPods® can be set up for use on a wide variety of different vehicle platforms and configurations, and used in a multitude of different ways.
‘In practical, real-world terms, a single or combined service MultiPod®-equipped Collaborative Response Vehicle could travel to a road traffic accident at high speed (because it can carry relatively low volumes of water), at the scene of the accident deploy cones and other safety equipment, and use its systems to put out the fire with great efficiency.
‘In a different configuration, a multi-agency command and communications Collaborative Response Vehicle with portable MultiNet Comms integrated incident ground communications system, inflatable shelter and other support equipment, could rapidly set up a multi-agency Incident Command Centre without the need for a large and expensive ICU to be deployed.'
MultiPod® is constructed using advanced polymers that deliver great strength but which are light in weight.