Release: August 2003
Edition Quantity: 5,004
This 1/64 Scale Milwaukee, WI LDV Command and Communications Vehicle is the
first Code 3 Collectibles release in the Command Vehicles Series.
This brand new tooling is based off of an LDV custom emergency vehicle that
serves as a Mobile Command Center; which can be stationed at remote locations
closer to emergency situations.
Communications Unit 1 is a 1997 LDV Command Vehicle.
MILWAUKEE FIRE DEPARTMENT
The Milwaukee Fire Department has provided public safety services since 1875.
The department currently operates 36 firehouses that are geographically
organized into six battalions. Their facilities house 37 engine companies, 16
ladder companies, 8 paramedic units, and 4 rescue squads. Some units have the
added responsibilities of special teams: Dive Rescue (Dive), Hazardous Materials
(Haz-Mat), and the Heavy Urban Rescue Team (HURT).
The department has dramatically increased its fire prevention activities since
the late 1980's. In 1997, the Fire Department began providing fire inspection
services for public buildings. It also works with building managers to identify
any potential fire hazards.
Since the 1970's, the department has provided Emergency Medical Services (EMS).
Now EMS calls constitute nearly 80% of all requests to the Fire Department for
emergency services. The department also participates in a system to provide
basic life support services with private sector ambulance providers, and it
provides paramedic or advanced life support services under Milwaukee County
The Milwaukee Fire Department's mission is to protect the people and property
within the city. The department responds to the needs of citizens by providing
rapid, professional, and humanitarian services essential to the health, safety,
and well being of city residents.
MILWAUKEE FD's GOALS FOR 2003:
- Continue providing citizen information and education programs designed to
prevent and minimize the effects of fire and other trauma. These special
programs include the Fire Fighters Out Creating Urban Safety (FOCUS), Operation
First Responder, Sesame Street, Elder Safe, and Survive Alive programs.
- Continue recruiting individuals with roots in the community, thereby lessening
losses of trained personnel to other jurisdictions.
- Improve Advanced Life Support services by re-deploying Paramedic staff and
increasing the number of Paramedic First Responder (PFR) Engine Companies.
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