Rescue Trucks

More About the Rescue Truck

The rescue trucks are the primary vehicle used when responding to medical emergencies and traffic accidents with injuries. 

The trucks are equipped with lifesaving supplies such as oxygen, automated external defibrillator (AED), oral airways, Res-Q-Pod, etc. The trucks also carry bandages, splints, ice packs, backboards, and other first aid supplies. Since the rescue truck is the primary vehicle used when responding to traffic accidents, it is outfitted with extraction tools, including hydraulic cutters, spreaders, and rams (commonly referred to as the Jaws of Life). 

These tools are used to remove a vehicle from around a trapped, injured person. These trucks also carry equipment for water and ice rescues. This equipment includes an inflatable raft, wet suits, survival suits, oars, and life safety rope.

All Inver Grove Heights firefighters are, at a minimum, certified First Responders. Many of our firefighters are certified at the level of Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) or higher. The Fire Department provides basic life support, first aid, and rescue services.

Rescue 22

  • Make/Model: Pierce VelocityRescue Truck 22
  • Year: 2020
  • Manufacturer: Pierce Manufacturing, Inc.
  • Location: Station 2
  • Description: Rescue 22 is a dedicated heavy rescue and command vehicle, outfitted for EMS, rescue, and incident command.  It carries a full complement of Genesis hydraulic spreaders, cutters, and rams (the Jaws of Life), water rescue equipment including cold water suits, low-angle rope rescue equipment, and rescue stabilization equipment such as struts, jacks, and air bags. It also carries an extensive complement of firefighter rehabilitation equipment such as a portable shelter and heating unit. Rescue 22 can be crewed by up to six firefighters.