Wow! It has been cold outside! During the extremely cold weather, the volunteers and career staff of Dunn Loring VFRD & Fairfax County FRD work together to keep the rehab unit in service.
The rehab unit is basically a big truck we take to a scene where we will be there a while, especially house fires where there is a lot of water to make things even chillier! The Rehab is there to warm up the firefighters.
It can also be used for special responses during normal weather days, or for hot weather. The rehab has been positioned at Dunn Loring for over 10 years now. One time, a pre-school had a gas leak inside, and we were able to put ALL the kiddos in the Rehab to stay out of the weather.
The other day, Battalion Chief Lewis and Captain II Cunningham provided an overview on Rehabilitation Unit 413 and why it is so important on frigid (or scorching hot) days.
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