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Accessorize Your Mobile Working Environment for Optimal Efficiency

July 25, 2019

There is no limit to the number and types of accessories available to customize mobile working environments. Regardless of your role within fire, law enforcement, or industrial services, there are dozens of accessories designed to make your work life easier — and they just might save a life.

Efficiency is of paramount importance at Extendobed. We know that efficiency not only helps professionals and law enforcement officers do their jobs but can also be the difference between life and death. With over 30 years’ experience designing and fabricating custom solutions to meet individual and department-specific needs, our dedication to excellence has cemented our position as a leading provider of mobile working environment accessories.

Solutions for Chevy Tahoes, Chevy Suburbans, and Ford Explorers include accessories for on-the-go offices, attachments that help save space, and fixtures to support mobile command centers.

OFFICES ON THE GO

Accessories for mobile offices include the following:

  • Evidence boxes — Properly preserving evidence is essential to protecting information related to job execution, a perpetrator’s guilt, and victim advocacy. Our aluminum-wrapped lockers allow for evidence preservation and support chain of custody requirements.
  • Bookcase enclosures — These enclosures help you keep information, procedures, and forms in a single convenient location to ensure that process and procedural requirements are met.
  • Drawers — All drawers are full extension and are standard with slam latches. Locking file drawers provide quick access to information, as well as security; drawers with dividers allow you to store critical documents more economically; and a drawer housing a power lift map board provides an instant command center for improved accountability.
SPACE SAVERS

Space-saving attachments include:

  • Backboard/stokes slot — The equipment necessary to perform your job should not create problems but it often does. Add backboard accessories to accommodate multiple boards or stokes basket slots to simplify storage, create ease of access, and maximize your space.
  • Bottle racks — SBCA cylinders not only take up a good amount of space but can also be dangerous items to transport if not properly secured. Our bottle racks solve this problem by keeping cylinders organized and contained.
  • Cone storage racks — Cone storage racks make efficient storage of large, cumbersome traffic cones simple.
COMMAND CENTERS

Fixtures that support mobile command centers include:

  • Dry-erase backsplash — Optimize your command center and keep it separate from your gear. A dry-erase backsplash allows you to focus on what needs to be done and when it needs to be done.
  • Dry-erase top surface — A modern-day chalkboard on the move lets you communicate with teams in a cohesive and time-sensitive manner while collecting data in a unified space and brainstorming solutions and actions based on real-time intelligence.
  • Easel board assemblies — Magnetic steel with a porcelain-coated, dry-erase surface hangs on an angle frame to give teams multiple points of communication and separate tracking options. These boards fold for easy storage.
ACCESSORY INSTALLATION AND WARRANTY

Our durable and unique accessories are not only customized for our clients but also installed with care by trained representatives. Our products are guaranteed up to 20 years because we know they can last that long. In fact, some of our products manufactured in 1987 when we opened our doors are still in use.

The proper accessories allow you to quickly and efficiently do your job. You will know where all your equipment and paperwork are stored every day in your office on the go. No more “looking for lost keys” because you will be organized and prepared for any situation you encounter.

If the accessories highlighted in this article don’t meet your mobile workstation needs, we have many more that are featured on our website and in our catalog. If we don’t have what you are looking for, we will make it!

To learn how a custom Extendobed solution can meet your specific needs, email us at: websales@extendobed.com.

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How SWAT and Bomb Units Stay Effective and Keep People Safe

June 19, 2019

SWAT teams and bomb units are highly trained, and they require specialized equipment to do their jobs safely and effectively. When these teams are called in, they face tense, time-sensitive situations — and seconds matter.

Developed in the 1960s by the Los Angeles Police Department, SWAT teams now exist in 90% of cities with a population of more than 50,000 residents. That translates to around 1,200 police department-coordinated SWAT teams.

Bomb squads are trained to handle and safely dispose of potentially explosive materials, and they deal with more than just intentionally fabricated bombs. A bomb squad may also handle fireworks, dangerous chemical combinations, and accidents involving volatile or combustible materials. These specialized teams are full-time forces, sometimes supplemented by reserve officers, and they work with local law enforcement to keep communities safe.

Having well-organized and easy-to-access equipment in their mobile units makes SWAT teams and bomb units safer and more effective. Let’s consider what the field might look like for these crisis specialists.

WHAT EMERGING SCENES LOOK LIKE

SWAT stands for Specialized Weapons and Tactics. These teams respond to a variety of dangerous situations. For example, a SWAT team might be called in to a hostage situation, in which innocent people are in a vulnerable position between law enforcement and suspects. These types of situations are rarely clear cut, and they often include rapidly changing environments and many unknowns.

SWAT teams may also be called to assist with crowd control or dispersal during events where a large number of people congregate, including rallies, marches, and sport gatherings. In each of these settings, there’s a real possibility of a riot breaking out. Law enforcement units with specialized training designed to keep crowds safe are sometimes the difference between a peaceful gathering and a dangerous public incident. Other circumstances include active shooter scenarios, barricaded suspects, and counterterrorism situations.

For bomb squads, circumstances can vary broadly. Someone may call in a bomb threat to a school, shopping center, or other populated public location, prompting immediate mobilization, evacuation, and slow, careful implementation of safety protocols. Traffic accidents or job site accidents may also require a bomb squad.

Bomb squads and SWAT teams each have their own specialized tools and equipment, which must be safely transported in the correct quantities and in a neatly organized and accessible fashion.

SPECIALIZED TOOLS

You’ll find SWAT teams carrying specific equipment such as advanced imaging tools to see where people are inside a building, body armor and shields, and specialized gas. Each tool they carry addresses the safety of the SWAT officer, the people involved in the incident, and bystanders. In addition, SWAT team members use standard law enforcement equipment such as evidence collection kits, first aid medical supplies, and weapons.

Bomb squads use robots that are specifically designed to approach potential — and actual — explosives. They also utilize x-ray equipment, special suiting material to protect their specialists, containment vessels, and much more specialized materials. Incident locations are diverse and often unpredictable, so getting each situation under control quickly and safely is the top priority.

Because of the wide variation of circumstances that SWAT teams and bomb squads encounter, safety, organization, reliability, and quick access to equipment are of the utmost importance. Custom organizational solutions go a long way in helping ensure a safe and effective work environment for these law enforcement units.

ORGANIZATION AND RELIABLE STORAGE COMPLEMENT SPECIALIZED TRAINING

In high-pressure situations where circumstances change from moment to moment, being able to access the right tool makes a big difference — not just for efficiency but also for safety. If a barricaded individual suddenly threatens a hostage, officers need to be able to locate, activate, and deploy the correct tool to neutralize the situation with speed and ease.

A custom-built solution such as Extendobed’s Collier Unit (pictured below) — which includes a narrow tool rack with containment caging and a safety screen, a special weapons box, and a small table and bookcase enclosure — can ensure effective deployment, control, and communication in any circumstance. Likewise, Extendobed’s Henderson Bomb Unit (pictured below) features a uniquely configured upper platform with a safety screen and second shelf, an ATF Type-3 day box/explosives box, a locking compartment on the driver’s side, and a locking weapons drawer.

Each Extendobed installation caters directly to each team’s needs and accounts for equipment, chain of custody, and officer and community safety. To learn how a custom Extendobed solution can meet your needs, email us at: websales@extendobed.com.

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