MBTA / Braintree Heavy Duty Rescue


The purpose of this procedure is to establish within METROFIRE the use of the MBTA/Braintree Heavy Duty Rescue.

The MBTA/Braintree Heavy Duty Rescue is in service and available to Metrofire, Norfolk County and Plymouth County fire departments. It is equipped with heavy duty rescue equipment and special heavy rail transit rescue equipment. Maintenance of the unit will be provided by the Braintree Fire Department. It will be delivered and special equipment operated by a three man crew of the Braintree Fire Department trained in it's operation. Local personnel will use the equipment and be responsible for returning it to the truck.

The activation of this resource may be initiated by the Chief of Department or his designee during any incident that may require use of a Heavy Duty Rescue and particularly and rail incident along the MBTA routes throughout Metrofire.

All requests will be made to the METROFIRE CONTROL CENTER who will activate the delivery of the MBTA/Braintree Heavy Duty Rescue through established procedures. ALL requests for delivery of the unit must go through the Metrofire Control Center.

Requests to the Metrofire Control Center will require the following information from the requesting community:

1. Location of the incident
2. Requesting Department and a callback number
3. Incident Commander
4. Nature/extent of the incident
5. Staging area for the MBTA/Braintree Heavy Duty Rescue

The unit's radio call sign will be "MBTA/Braintree Heavy Rescue" and it will operate on the Metrofire "Red" Channel when it is operating at a Metrofire incident.


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