Least Resistance Training Concepts
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  LRTC Emergency Response Team
RESOURCE GUIDE

SPECIAL OPERATIONS SUPPORT
(SOS-1)

Updated February 1, 2019
Garage location: Stagecoach, NV

This information sheet is primarily intended for persons associated with or working with the LRTC Emergency Response Team, however the information may be useful to other groups or private individuals who may wish to similarly equip a support unit or who may need to utilize the resources available from LRTC's inventory during an emergency.


The Special Operations Support trailer (often simply referred to as the "SOS") responds as the second-out unit to technical large animal rescues and wide-area evacuation operations. It carries the heavy technical rescue equipment including cutting tools, ram, hydraulic jaws, etc., a large compliment of rope rescue equipment, generator and portable lighting and related equipment, and it also carries supplies to support an evacuation operation, staging area, etc.

The unit's inventory includes:

  • 4kw generator

  • 1,000 ft. of rope rescue gear

  • NFPA pulleys, caribiners

  • Figure-8 and brake plate

  • webbing and prusiks

  • "Gibbs" ascender units

  • Personal descender / ascender

  • Becker Sling

  • Becker Water Rescue Harness

  • Heavy cribbing timbers

  • Porta-Power hydraulic tools

  • 4 x 8 ft. ground pads

  • Halligan Tool

  • Heavy pry bars

  • Heavy digging bar

  • Cordless rescue tools
  • Saber saw

  • Circular saws and cutters

  • Ratchet type bolt cutters

  • Tool box

  • Padding and blankets

  • Forestry brush jackets

  • Forestry helmets

  • Safety eyewear

  • First aid kit

  • Equine head protection

  • Halters and leads

  • Collapsible outhouse

  • Collapsible garbage can

  • Incident Support Tub

    • Documents

    • Emergency food

    • Emergency water
  • Traffic cones

  • Directional signs (for cones)

  • Traffic wands

  • Flashlight cache

  • Helmet lamp cache

  • "Drop" cones with ribbons

  • Throw ribbons (on washers)

  • Flagging tape

  • Caution tape

  • Hand dewatering pump

  • Pool noodles

  • Portable radio charging station

  • Spare fuel for generator

  • Fire Extinguisher

  • Collapsible tire chocks

Overhead rack: Boat hook, combination ladder, steel strap guide, ground pads, heavy digging bar.

Generator access - exhaust direction. (Generator controls operated from inside.)

Front compartment.

Spare fuel container.

Fire extinguisher and collapsible tire chocks.

Driveway "drop cones" with ribbons distinctive from those used by the fire district.

Please note: Several pieces of equipment now carried on the SOS unit were originally carried on Rescue 3. This gear was relocated to the SOS unit to lighten Rescue 3 and render it more user friendly.

Please see the Revised Rescue 3 Inventory for the current compliment of rescue gear on that first out resource.


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