Kimtek Develops MEDLITE Ocean Rescue Unit for U.S. Navy

Kimtek's Polaris Ranger Crew rescue unit
Kimtek’s Polaris Ranger Crew rescue unit

Kimtek Corporation developed a specialty U.S. Navy Ocean Rescue unit, custom built for the Mayport Naval Station in Jacksonville, Fla.

The Ocean Rescue unit, which went into service in December, is based on the 2011 Polaris Ranger Crew with full KIMTEK Emergency Utility Vehicle (EUV) conversion and the KIMTEK MEDLITE Transport MTD-10 mounted in the cargo area. The unit has a custom fitted ocean rescue surf board mounted on the roof for easy access by rescuers.

Rugged, rust-proof and built for all-weather rough terrain situations, the MTD10 features an all aluminum skid chassis with bright diamond plate, storage area with tailgate, rescue area to secure long board or stokes basket (not included) for patient transport, two ambulance-grade stainless steel rescue grab bars, 3-position guide lock seat with seat belt, slide-out tray in storage area, oxygen bottle holder, retractable IV pole, third attendant rail and a quick disconnect mounting system.

The Ocean Rescue unit also features a Whelen lighting/siren/PA package with exterior mounted speaker, full function control head, remote siren; two red LED body mounted strobes, a ROPS mounted red LED strobe; three ROPS mounted scene lights (two front and one rear facing); NFPA style reflective body stripe package with customized lettering package; two portable radio holders; and a mounted five pound ABC fire extinguisher.

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