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Suicide Prevention Unit 1 "Carrie"
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The suicide Prevention and Intervention unit took delivery of their new vehicle.

A 2009 International with a ambulance body.

The rig started out as a ambulance for a private company, but they sold the rig in 2011 to SVFD.

The rig was sent to the department shops for a overhaul and refurbishment.

The roof was completely redone and re-enforced to hold a roof storage and a floodlight, and it recieved a new bumper that holds extraction tools.

The rig is equipped with all kinds of rescue material, 2 ALS kits and lockable cabinets in the rigs, for when a patient is to be transported, or is sheltered for their own safety.

The nickname Carrie came from a personal expierence when the sister of a very close friend of mine did a suicide attempt, luckily she lived.
And to let her see that her story can make a difference, i named the rig after her.



Comments

  March 20, 2013
Ok, thanks MM, that clears things up.
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  March 20, 2013
Quoting Harrison McNeill This is a great unit MM but I just don't see the point in this type of unit. Do you get enough calls for a suicidal person to the point where you need a whole unit for it? I know its for a good cause but I just don't see the point in having a unit for it.
In a real FD the rig wouldnt be of much use indeed, the point of having this in Lego is pure and solely awareness. And it has reached that goal. But to further comment on your question, the rig isnt SPU anymore, its now used for the SCUBA team.
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  March 19, 2013
This is a great unit MM but I just don't see the point in this type of unit. Do you get enough calls for a suicidal person to the point where you need a whole unit for it? I know its for a good cause but I just don't see the point in having a unit for it.
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  March 19, 2013
COOL! MM YOU SHOLD SEND TO A GROUP THAT LIKES SPU'S
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  August 19, 2012
Quoting dcatch 1 Awesome job!!! I'm gonna build something similar! Why are there SCBAs though?
Thanks, but the SCBA's are there cause in some cases, suicidal people use gasses or chemicals to take their own lives, so the firefighters need to be protected.
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  August 19, 2012
Why i missed this really nice rig from you? Unbelievable... Great work again on this rig Martijn. Love it :)
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  August 19, 2012
Awesome job!!! I'm gonna build something similar! Why are there SCBAs though?
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  June 8, 2011
Quoting John Davis Very cool! I have been seeing more and more of these on mocpages, but I haven't seen any in real life. Is there really such a unit? Great build
Thanks John, But in real life there are no such units that i know of, in my fire department, we resond with a engine and a rescue to such calls, but James Kontoules came with the first ever SPU, and i had a few suicide calls to respond to that week, so i liked the idea of a unit dedicated to prevent and if necesary deal with suicide attempts. And make the community aware of this problem.
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  June 8, 2011
Very cool! I have been seeing more and more of these on mocpages, but I haven't seen any in real life. Is there really such a unit? Great build
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  June 8, 2011
Quoting Cody Benac nice good job [from my wii] Capt Cody Benac Codyville Fire/Rescue
Thanks Cody
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  June 8, 2011
Quoting Andrew P Very nice! I like the converted ambulance style, and it's a good cause to raise awareness for. That's a lot of gear for a very specific unit though, will it run as a regular rescue company as well?
Thanks Andrew, And I know it has a lot of gear, but sometimes its needed if the rig is first due to a scene. And it can respond as a rescue unit, but the rig is not permanently staffed. So only if there is need for a 3rd rescue unit this unit can handle it, but SVFD would rather call in one of the M/A Rescues.
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  June 8, 2011
Quoting James Kontoules Very nice rig Martijn! This immensely impresses me, especially the equipment. The grille of the truck is very nice, I really like how it turned out! The roof and bumper storage is great, and the light tower is a nice touch. The ambulance body is great, and I'm sure it will be useful. The dedication is also very nice, I am very glad she survived. Keep up the great work!
Thanks James glad you like it.
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  June 8, 2011
Quoting Paul McKeever III love it
Thanks Paul
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  June 7, 2011
nice good job [from my wii] Capt Cody Benac Codyville Fire/Rescue
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  June 7, 2011
Very nice! I like the converted ambulance style, and it's a good cause to raise awareness for. That's a lot of gear for a very specific unit though, will it run as a regular rescue company as well?
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  June 7, 2011
Very nice rig Martijn! This immensely impresses me, especially the equipment. The grille of the truck is very nice, I really like how it turned out! The roof and bumper storage is great, and the light tower is a nice touch. The ambulance body is great, and I'm sure it will be useful. The dedication is also very nice, I am very glad she survived. Keep up the great work!
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  June 7, 2011
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