When disasters occur, whether they are natural disasters, like earthquakes or tornadoes, or man-made, like terrorist attacks and explosions. Sometimes there are accidents of bad timing, like building collapses or mine cave-ins. But with all of these disasters, there are often people trapped under piles of rubble, helpless to save themselves. It is up to search and rescue teams to save the helpless victims, and it is no small job.
For the most part, all of the equipment used by the search and rescue teams is brought to the scene with them, so the demand for heavy-duty protective cases and shipping cases for equipment is pretty great. These protective cases have to be able to stand up to the dangerous conditions they are needed in, and safely store the important contents inside. But what characteristics make for the best protective equipment cases? Find out below.
- Storage Capacity – The equipment inside these protective cases needs to be safely stored, and easily accessible. But most importantly, there needs to be enough room for all the necessary equipment.
- Weather and Waterproof – Damage from weather, water, or pollutants to high-priority equipment can compromise these items. Every piece of equipment used by search and rescue teams has a specific job, and the environments they are used in can be very unpredictable.
- Robust – Search and rescue teams require a staggering number of cases at every scene, so in order to make the cases easy to transport and stack, they are designed to be robust enough that they will not bend and damage when stacked.
- Customized Color-Coded Cases – In fast-paced emergency situations, color-coded casing enables swift disassembly of which equipment belongs in which case. It also allows for quicker identification of cases carrying needed equipment.
- Chamfered Edge Profiles – Many search and rescue containers travel by air to different disaster locations, and large chamfered edges are excellent flat labeling surfaces, and the elimination of sharp edges prevents damage to the plane’s fuselage.