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Special Operations / Fire Rehab

The Macungie Ambulance Corps has realized the lack of a dedicated support unit for area firefighters and other emergency responders on physically and emotionally demanding incidents.  Several such incidents have tried our (and other services) ability to cope with the specialized needs of these personnel. 


The stress experienced by emergency responders in these situations is extremely unique and is not easily handled with the equipment readily available on a normally equipped EMS unit.  The purpose of this special operations unit is to bridge the gap between normal EMS care and a dedicated canteen service. 


This unit can be requested at any time by any emergency response agency within Lehigh county and surrounding areas.  It is meant to supplement the EMS units already operating on the scene, not replace them.  Members responding with the unit are knowledgeable in rehab theory and practice and will supply the equipment and supplies needed for proper emergency incident rehabilitation.


These specially trained EMS personnel are able to respond to emergencies in potentially crowded and congested pedestrian environments on bicycles. They bring the skills and equipment needed to save lives in a crowd long before crews on foot or in a vehicle would be able to arrive. Combined with our ATV, the Macungie Ambulance Corps is able to provide premier public safety services at any large scale gathering.

The Terrain Response Vehicle is a Kubota RTV with an E-Muvr Ambulance package which is designed to provide Basic or Advanced Life Support Care while transporting a patient on a standard ambulance litter over difficult terrain. This unit can be requested through the Lehigh County 911 center and is towed by the special operations unit.

Partial list of Available Equipment (6651)

  • At least 50 refrigerated bottles of water

  • At least an additional 250 bottles of drinking water

  • Sports Drink (Bottled and Mix)

  • Various coolers and associated equipment

  • 1 Mighty Mister cooling fan

  • 1 Propane area heater

  • 1 10’ x 10’ folding shelter (with walls)

  • 3 folding tables

  • 15 folding chairs

  • Plenty of towels, linens, etc…

  • 3 Quick Cool Vests

  • Hot Chocolate and Coffee

  • Propane Hot Water Heater

  • Various High Energy snacks

  • Basic First aid supplies and AED (QRS licensed)

  • MCI tags, tarps, and vests

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