Analysis of the Red Arrest Tents

This is a discussion about the nature of the red arrest tends and the gas used to inflate them. Also touches upon how fire departments in the US are organised and 'embedded'.
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Red Seeker @timeoutcorner
Here's the video taken by @Korgasm_ where the red inflatable arrest tent shows up. http://t.co/zhXtNkzg Start at ~1:45
Red Seeker @timeoutcorner
Manufacturer of the gas canister in this video http://t.co/zhXtNkzg at ~3:13 is SCOTT http://t.co/ySltWqsZ aka Air Liquide
Red Seeker @timeoutcorner
@M9196 Manufacturer of the gas canister used to inflate the tent seems to be SCOTT, aka Air Liquide http://t.co/ySltWqsZ
M9196 @M9196
@timeoutcorner Just checked the videos, it's just compressed air that's being used to inflate the tent. Scott is a very common mfgr
Red Seeker @timeoutcorner
@M9196 Why the firemen in full gear, then? Seems very unnecessary... Even cops can turn a knob. ^_^
M9196 @M9196
@timeoutcorner Scott, MSA, Drager and Survivair are the big ones in the industry. It's just a high-pressure cylinder with regular air inside
M9196 @M9196
@timeoutcorner Standard procedure.. always in full gear for safety.. kinda silly at times (+ we dont get bulletproof vests & riot shields)
Red Seeker @timeoutcorner
@M9196 Understood. Why couldn't the police handle the tent themselves? Surely they can be trained fairly easily to handle such equipment.
M9196 @M9196
@timeoutcorner this link --> http://t.co/3WeyBBaN will give you a very thorough view on the "safety culture", if you will. EveryoneGoesHome
M9196 @M9196
@timeoutcorner If they can't shoot it, fine it or arrest it, they call the medics or fire dept to figure it out :)
Red Seeker @timeoutcorner
@M9196 Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh. That makes perfect sense. Woooooow. My sympathies.
M9196 @M9196
@timeoutcorner Just speculation, but that tent prob belongs 2 FD for rehab...hence rescue div being there. The cops would break it :)
Red Seeker @timeoutcorner
@M9196 Could be, although I expect the tent would have been marked HFD. Didn't see that on the video.
M9196 @M9196
@timeoutcorner Nah, most of them are alright. Remember - the riot and swat guys are the overachievers of the PD..every workplace has that
Red Seeker @timeoutcorner
@M9196 Still, makes sense all the way around. The image was not a comforting one, though, especially under the circumstances. :)
M9196 @M9196
@timeoutcorner type of personality... Your average cop doesn't want to be in all that gear, or waking up at 3am to roll some hippies.. the
M9196 @M9196
@timeoutcorner Yeah, definitely don't agree with the whole tent thing. If you're covering stuff up, is it really the right thing to do?
M9196 @M9196
@timeoutcorner Although, they were dealing with TERRORISTS, you know! ;) lol
Red Seeker @timeoutcorner
@M9196 Heh. Yeah, about that. It is interesting that the FD would get itself roped into that sort of action. Little choice, I suppose.
Red Seeker @timeoutcorner
@M9196 As memory serves, fire depts are getting funding via counter-terrorism for 'additional training' and equipment, coordination, etc.
M9196 @M9196
@timeoutcorner Yeah, especially in a city or county system... there are higher powers that make those decisions.
M9196 @M9196
@timeoutcorner There is a significant amount of grant money (state&fed) for training, which is a whole other topic of conversation.. the
M9196 @M9196
@timeoutcorner counter-terrorism hype (in my area anyway) has died down quite a bit, but some training is still required. A lot of grant
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