Capabilities: These John Deere utility vehicles, known as gators, come in an enclosed trailer (the UTV Trailer) ready to deploy. Each has an assigned DFS operator that will remain as long as the unit is needed. One of the gators has an optional medical bed that holds a Stokes basket for transporting patients; the other has a utility bed that can haul coolers for rehab in the woods, medical equipment, or anything that needs to get off road. Both gators are equipped with sufficient lighting for night use.
Possible scenarios for gator usage include: distributing water to dehydrated firefighters; getting a radio repeater site up and running in the aftermath of a tornado, or transporting a runner in cardiac arrest in a road race. See specifications below:
- Length: 9’ 0”
- Width: 5’ 0”
- Height: 6’ 6”
- Seating Capacity: 2 people