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

13/12/2011 08:29:56 WIB
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

13/12/2011 08:36:37 WIB
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

13/12/2011 08:39:24 WIB
Bunker Bitch @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

13/12/2011 09:33:09 WIB
Red Seeker @timeoutcorner

@M9196 Why the firemen in full gear, then? Seems very unnecessary... Even cops can turn a knob. ^_^

13/12/2011 09:33:51 WIB
Bunker Bitch @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

13/12/2011 09:34:29 WIB
Bunker Bitch @M9196

@timeoutcorner Standard procedure.. always in full gear for safety.. kinda silly at times (+ we dont get bulletproof vests & riot shields)

13/12/2011 09:36:03 WIB
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.

13/12/2011 09:37:46 WIB
Bunker Bitch @M9196

@timeoutcorner this link --> http://t.co/3WeyBBaN will give you a very thorough view on the "safety culture", if you will. EveryoneGoesHome

13/12/2011 09:37:53 WIB
Bunker Bitch @M9196

@timeoutcorner If they can't shoot it, fine it or arrest it, they call the medics or fire dept to figure it out :)

13/12/2011 09:39:07 WIB
Red Seeker @timeoutcorner

@M9196 Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh. That makes perfect sense. Woooooow. My sympathies.

13/12/2011 09:39:42 WIB
Bunker Bitch @M9196

@timeoutcorner Just speculation, but that tent prob belongs 2 FD for rehab...hence rescue div being there. The cops would break it :)

13/12/2011 09:40:06 WIB
Red Seeker @timeoutcorner

@M9196 Could be, although I expect the tent would have been marked HFD. Didn't see that on the video.

13/12/2011 09:41:03 WIB
Bunker Bitch @M9196

@timeoutcorner Nah, most of them are alright. Remember - the riot and swat guys are the overachievers of the PD..every workplace has that

13/12/2011 09:41:10 WIB
Red Seeker @timeoutcorner

@M9196 Still, makes sense all the way around. The image was not a comforting one, though, especially under the circumstances. :)

13/12/2011 09:41:42 WIB
Bunker Bitch @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

13/12/2011 09:42:09 WIB
Bunker Bitch @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?

13/12/2011 09:43:30 WIB
Bunker Bitch @M9196

@timeoutcorner Although, they were dealing with TERRORISTS, you know! ;) lol

13/12/2011 09:43:51 WIB
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.

13/12/2011 09:45:07 WIB
Red Seeker @timeoutcorner

@M9196 As memory serves, fire depts are getting funding via counter-terrorism for 'additional training' and equipment, coordination, etc.

13/12/2011 09:45:43 WIB
Bunker Bitch @M9196

@timeoutcorner Yeah, especially in a city or county system... there are higher powers that make those decisions.

13/12/2011 09:46:34 WIB
Bunker Bitch @M9196

@timeoutcorner There is a significant amount of grant money (state&fed) for training, which is a whole other topic of conversation.. the

13/12/2011 09:47:09 WIB
Bunker Bitch @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

13/12/2011 09:48:17 WIB
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