New On-Scene Emergency Command Vehicle for Robins

Emergency response at Robins AFB, Ga., will become more nimble and better equipped with the delivery of a new Mobile Emergency Command Center at the end of December. The specially designed, 39-foot vehicle comprises six command, control, and communication workstations, a fully independent power supply, and stand-alone functionality for upwards of four days. Farber Specialty Vehicles of Reynoldsburg, Ohio, builds the bus-like vehicle, which will mimic the full function of Robins’ fixed control center, should the need for on-scene incident command arise. The modified Freightliner MT55 is outfitted with internet, cellular, and radio communications capabilities and will replace a less-capable trailer currently used for the same purpose. (Robins report by Wayne Crenshaw)