Sportsmobile Search & Rescue Vehicles will serve as first responders to many of the world's catastrophic events as part of the Mid-East country of Qatar's "Humanitarian Mission to the World." These ERVs can be quickly flown anywhere in C-130 cargo planes.
Seventeen ERVs were built — one Command vehicle, two Support vehicles, two K-9 vehicles (8 dogs per van), 12 Transport vehicles. Each of the 12 Transport vehicles will accommodate 12 passengers. In total, the Transport vans will be able to remove 144 people in one mission.
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The Qatar Search & Rescue Vans were built on Ford Econoline E350 Chassis with Sportsmobile's 12 Gear 4-wheel drive. Also included • Dynatrac Pro-Rock 60 front axle • Atlas 2 Transfer Case • Hella powered top-mounted flood light system • 12,000 lb. front mounted Warn winch • 46 gallon gas tank (long range fuel capacity) • Trojan Aluminess Front and Rear Bumper Package • 35-inch BF Goodrich all-terrain tires mounted on American Racing wheels.
Search and Rescue Vehicle built for Mr. Rollins, an emergency response volunteer, and his trained search dog.
The van is a Ford EB diesel with a Sportsmobile 4-wheel drive. Additional equipment includes • Trojan aluminum bumpers • rear bumper compartment for a Honda 2000 generator that will run the A/C • temperature pager • inverter • antennae for a CB or cell phone • A7 KVH satellite system • solar panels.
Red Cross Multi-use Vehicle
"As with any new endeavor, there is always a learning curve. There are a few things I would change but for the most part the project came out very well.
"The Sprinter is working out very nicely as a platform for our many uses. It's easy to drive and has been getting around 20 mpg. Most National Red Cross ERVs, Emergency Response Vehicles, are designed only for feeding and distribution of emergency supplies. Our local Red Crosss Chapter wanted a more multipurpose vehicle.
"Sportsmobile's capability and flexibility allowed the interior to be designed for client interviews, operation as a command post, feeding, warming/cooling stations and support of public relations events. It also has a capacity of 3,000 pounds for equipment and supplies. Emergency lights and other items will be added.
"Many thanks for your enthusiastic cooperation."
Environmental & Hazardous Materials Emergency Vehicle was built on an RB Sprinter. The interior has an updraft vapor work-station air conditioning and a sealed storage area. The exterior has emergency lighting, dual awnings and utility lighting.
Equipped for fast emergency response day or night, all terrains and weather.