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Command Centers Keep You Organized for Any Emergency

September 17, 2020

You need to act fast to address the emergency situations throughout your community. Teams that have everything organized are able to serve more effectively because they don’t need to fumble around to find the equipment they need.

That’s why agencies across the country turn to Extendobed. Our custom mobile Command Center designs help you get the perfect setup for how you work. Pick the details you need to create your ideal vehicle. Then, no matter where you are, your truck bed storage will have everything neatly set within arm’s reach.

Better Organization with Remote Command Centers

Most public safety professionals are always on-the-go. Having a remote Command Center lets you travel more efficiently. With 100% truck bed storage extension and a 3,000 pound capacity, your customized solution with Extendobed will be smart, strong, and ready for anything you need to bring.

Keep all of your gear in one place so it’s ready to travel with you wherever you need to go. If you aren’t sure where to start, just consider the specs with our popular Mountain Home unit:

  • Full Extension Drawer
  • 2 Dry-Erase Map Boards
  • Fold-Down Table and Enclosure
  • Optional Caging on Lower Platform
  • Safety Screen for Upper Platform, and more!

Staying organized saves time. And having all of your equipment securely in its place lets you focus on the task at hand. With your mobile Command Center, you’ll be able to streamline your process and give everyone on your team a rally point to recap key details and plot out next steps for the job.

Mobile Solutions for Every Agency

We understand that every public safety department is unique. And just as every emergency has its own challenges, the way your team works might require different vehicle storage features than the crew the next town over.

At Extendobed, we’re proud to offer completely customizable Command Center options to help you meet your agency’s needs. Whether that means you need a locking weapons drawer, additional bookcase enclosures, or just one dry-erase board instead of two, we’ll help you design the best storage solution for your fleet of vehicles or a specific unit.

To get started on your mobile Command Center upgrade, just send us a quick message. We’d be happy to answer your questions and help you arrange a quote for your budget. We’ve got what you need to really make your vehicle space count!

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Federal Emergency Funds Available to Buy Equipment

March 30, 2020

Last week the US Congress passed a $2.2 trillion emergency spending bill that includes money to support fire departments to get the equipment they need. This includes funds in which the federal government will cover 75% of the cost of this equipment. These funds are for, among other things:

  • Mobile Command Vehicles
  • Specialized Mission Vehicle (CBRNE)
  • Specialized Emergency Management Vehicle

Extendobed makes units designed for Mobile Command Centers, HazMat, Investigation, First Response & Rescue and Equipment Storage. If you’ve needed Extendobeds for your department, now is the time to act. We’re ready to help you design a unit customized to meet your needs.

Example:

FDIC Mobile Command Unit

  • List Price:                                        $6,524
  • Fed Gov’t Reimbursement:             75%
  • Net cost to Fire Dept                    $1,631

Email us at websales@extendobed.com or give us a call at (800) 752-0706 to get your complimentary design started.

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The Power of an Organized Workspace

April 02, 2019

It’s frustrating to have trouble finding a specific tool when you need it. But in some industries, there’s more at stake than just frustration. If you work in a specialized trade such as law enforcement, fire mitigation, or construction/repair, easily finding your tools could be the difference between life and death.

Maintaining your workspace in an organized and efficient manner has numerous benefits. These include the ability to control costs, increase output, and manage your equipment maintenance and replacement more effectively.

DIFFERENT APPLICATIONS, SIMILAR NEEDS

Extendobed offers a variety of specialized options and accessories for specific applications. These options can be purchased separately or customized to meet customers’ needs and budgets. In either case, these setups help your employees do their jobs more efficiently.

In law enforcement, special equipment can include weapons and ammunition, explosives, materials to gather evidence, and highly trained K-9 dogs. Weapons, ammunition, and explosives can be safely stored in weapons drawers, custom compartments, and day boxes for easy access when needed. Evidence presents its own challenges: it must be collected carefully and stored securely in locking compartments, as chain of custody is crucial. Other specialized equipment must also be safely stored during transport. For example, K-9 dogs should be safely transported in secure kennels during incidents of high-speed travel and over different types of terrain.

In fire mitigation, where minutes are a matter of life and death, specialized equipment must be secure and quickly accessible. Special equipment and storage include:

  • magnetic and/or dry erase accountability boards in stand-alone and drawer pop-up configurations;
  • slide-out walls for fast, easy access to self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) mounts and hand tools;
  • custom structures for easy access to extrication and rescue equipment;
  • file drawers for information organization;
  • and multiple levels of storage for transport of larger equipment including awnings, coolers, stokes baskets, and backboards.

In construction, tools must be secured for both safety and to deter attempted theft. Generators, compressors, and other large portable equipment can be stored on slide-out trays so they are easy to access and remove from the vehicle. Hand tools, fasteners, and other small materials can be organized in locking drawers or tool boxes.

Having quick, reliable access to the correct tools isn’t always a matter of life or death in every industry. However, it’s still essential to effective job performance.

EQUIPMENT VS. SPACE

Any vehicle has a limited amount of space available. For some lines of work, this presents an interesting challenge: balancing the right tools and supplies with enough space to transport them. When you can bring only a certain amount of equipment with you, having a well-organized mobile space becomes even more important.

For example, an HVAC technician must be able to service countless combinations of systems — but a few tools are always useful: a cordless drill (and extra batteries), tape measure, hammer, and step ladder. Secure storage for transport ensures items aren’t damaged en route to a job. And organized storage is key for speed and efficiency once on the job site.

In law enforcement, the work isn’t over when the “bad guy” is in handcuffs. Evidence collection, cleanup, and record-keeping all require specialized supplies with specific storage needs.

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WHAT EFFICIENCY LOOKS LIKE IN PRACTICE

Just as different industries have different needs, so do individual customers. Here are a couple of examples of how Extendobed created custom solutions for specific situations.

An electrician who was working for a municipality was injured lifting a piece of equipment out of his work van. His back injury required time off work to heal, as well as physical therapy, before he could return to his duties. As he healed, the question arose of whether he would be able to use the equipment the municipality owned when he returned to work. The municipality contacted Extendobed for a potential solution. Extendobed created a custom slide-out unit to house all of this electrician’s tools and equipment. Each of his tools are now accessible without risking reinjury. Without Extendobed’s solution, the employee could not have returned to work for the municipality.

A commercial door installer used to load and unload doors from his truck manually. Each set of doors took an hour to load and another hour to unload. So no matter how long an actual installation took, he spent two hours per job loading and unloading. His Extendobed allows him to load a full set of doors using a forklift, which saves two to four hours per day, depending on the number of jobs. This time savings has reduced his labor costs, allowing him to lower his bids. This in turn has resulted in more jobs, thereby increasing his revenue. He can also complete more jobs in a day, further adding to his bottom line.

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GOOD DESIGN IS KEY

A well-designed workspace is crucial to organization and efficiency, especially in specialized industries. Customized solutions exponentially extend the value of an organized and efficient workspace.

To learn how your mobile working environment will benefit from customized organizational solutions, email us at: websales@extendobed.com

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