Emergency Trailer Frequently Asked Questions

We’ve compiled some of our most frequently asked questions about our emergency trailers below. Have more questions? Contact us!

Specify your mission and we probably have a trailer to suit it. We offer over 12 turnkey designs to serve many diverse missions. From fully outfitted MCI (Mass Casualty Incident) trailers to cargo or storage containers. We can design and deliver fully functional Communication and Incident Command Posts with satellite link up and radio interoperability features. We will partner with you and your team to determine layout, options and power requirements. We will guide you through every step of the way.

Trailer size is determined by how much space you will need and how much weight the trailer needs to carry. If you’ll be operating out of the trailer or need to store antennas or masts, we offer many trailer options with ample overhead space.
Capacities are available from 2,990lbs up to 21,000lbs.

We can gather an estimated weight from inventory requirements and then preload before the trailer is manufactured. This will help determine GVWR (Gross Vehicle Weight Rating) and Tongue Weight while keeping fore, aft, and lateral loads in mind. Complex trailers can even be lifted and weighed on each wheel to determine mass center. If you require a tongue mounted generator, we can also arbitrate the extra weight threshold.

Before any trailer is selected, one of our experienced staff will determine best match for the tow vehicles available to you. We will then help in configuring load and design criteria.
Both options are available. Usually, at a minimum an interior 12 volt lighting system is installed. This can be supplemented with links to external “shore power” – or to an on-board generator. We will guide you through the selection process and recommend load capacities appropriate to your task.
Heat and A/C are optional, but well worth it. Often trailers can serve double duty once on the scene. Office, first-aid post and clinic are just some uses we have done. We will match your requirements to your region for maximum comfort and efficiency. We even have trailers in the desert in the Middle East. With A/C of course!
Anyone that has tried walking on a vinyl ramp in the rain will understand why experience counts. Certain electrical packages require finished ceilings. Having non-skid floors will prevent responders from becoming casualties themselves while working. If you want to finish the walls for a cleaner look or just have the ability to wipe them down after responding, we can recommend the proper finishing for the job.
Every second counts when responding and so does every inch in the trailer. Shelving is crucial, it maximizes your efficiency and organization. Most of our loaded trailers include an inventory book and module location guide to assist precise product access. We do “Load Mock Ups” where the shelving is set up and loaded before the trailer is on site. We will work with you to determine best equipment locations for access and load balance.
Graphics identify your department and announce a presence. Our graphic designers will guide you through correct placement and design. We offer a full range of graphics packages, from simple text to full custom multi-color logos. Reflective letters and fonts, to striping and emblems. EMS / Fire Department chevrons are also available. Because we own the plotter and cutting equipment we can design and cut efficiently while passing on the savings to the end user. A full mock up for approval will be sent to you before any graphic is applied to the trailer.
Off the lot in a standard model in conventional sizes, just a few weeks. Custom built to meet your specifications – turnaround time is 4-8 weeks. It can vary, depending on the time of year and factory workload. We will guide you through the process and point out any features that would delay production.