Illuminating your pack and your path may save your life or the life of another. Color coordinating truck, rescue and squad companies will increase firefighter safety and situational awareness on the fireground. At Rescue Leaders, we have a special appreciation for our brother and sister firefighters especially since firefighters are in our bloodline. We know how it feels to pack up, grab hand tools and get ready to step off the apparatus and enter the realm that only hell appreciates.
The Body Beacon is an LED Lighted belt keeper that can attach to a piece of equipment or people we need to protect. Firefighters and victims will be able to quickly identify each others location by seeing a bright LED light flashing .
Operations and Command can immediately identify firefighter’s assignment by looking at the color of the Body Beacon attached to the SCBA. Colors can be assigned to the Engine, Rescue, Truck Companies or Squad assignments.
The Body Beacon can attach to : Helmets, SCBA, Entry locations, Equipment, radio straps, supply lines in the roadway, any important item or area that needs to be designated.
A green Body Beacon can identify the Incident Commander if he/she steps away from the Command Post. (I.C.S. Compliance)
Triage: EMT’s would run a triage tag through a Body Beacon and illuminate the beacon after the patient is assessed. The Body Beacon can be attach to the patient without a belt keeper by securing the rubberized wing onto the rear hook. Incident Commanders can look and identify and confirm by the illuminated beacons the amount of patients and the severity of injuries. This visual assessment creates a more effective and efficient manner to mitigate an incident. As you well know, saving time save lives!
Keep firefighters safe while working efficiently and effectively while lowering liability is the bottom line. This is especially true when Firefighters are off the apparatus and on the roadways conducting their business.
The Body Beacon’s housing is made of a self extinguishing material that has a non drip melt point at 550 F.. It is waterproof to IP66 standards, and has a USB rechargeable battery that lasts approximately 8 hours of continuous flash on a full charge.