FirstResponders roll-out mobile disaster unit
St. Lazare’s Medical Response Unit says it can handle multiple patient emergencies as of this week thanks to a large trailer that has been outfitted for the unit as a rollingmedical centre.
On Monday evening at the town’s community centre, the volunteer first response unit unveiled a 16-foot trailer that has been completely outfitted to serve as a stand-alone medical centre, as well as amobile coordination unit.
The trailer, which was purchased last year, was christened Medic 4: Unité de support médical.
Medic 4 is outfitted with medical supplies and equipment, as well as a generator and lighting system that can be used in times of power outages.
When using the unit, First Responders will also be able to set up a small treatment area.
According to a press release, the mobile unit was planned and built by volunteers Benoit Hébert, JoëlDeshaies, Jean Noël, and KentWood, while Medical Response Unit Director Nick D’Ulisse was credited for his “visionary work” in establishingMedic 4.
Medical Response Unit disaster preparedness specialist Joël Deshaies said the desire to be ready for a large-scale medical emergency in St. Lazare is what prompted the group’s initiative.
The group noted that Medic 4 was paid for with funds collected during the Medical Response’s annual car stop in St. Lazare, as well as with a surprise donation from the HudsonMusic Club.
Joël Deshaies captured a photo of St. Lazare’sMedical Response Unit training with its newMedic4: Unité de support médical.