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SHERP / Case Studies - Search & Rescue

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Description: Emergency services, search & rescue operations, all-kinds of organizations, which protect and save people: fire departments, humanitarian missions, local S&R departments etc.


Needs: Extreme passability, amphibious-mode, strong transportation capabilities for:

  • Fire prevention and firefighting.

  • Exploration and monitoring of sites.

  • Search for people.

  • Humanitarian goods delivery.

  • Saving people from floods and earthquakes.

Pain points:

  • Current fleet-parks are highly specialized and intended for single purpose (boat for water obstacles, snowmobile only for snow).

  • Overdiversified fleet-parks, which are costly to own, service and renovate, high versatility in terms of equipment.

SHERP Solutions: Rescuing people from flooded areas, airplane crash recovery, rescue operations on ice.

Multipurpose vehicle that guarantees people transportation and provides emergency services on site. Capable of replacing several types of vehicles (for example, boats, helicopters and light UTVs), extremely versatile for any type of equipment and has a buoyant body.

 

OSP NOWY CYDZYN

 

Info: In April 2020, wildfires ripped through Poland's biggest national park Biebrza (Podlaskie Voivodeship, northeastern Poland). The volunteer Fire Department used SHERP in their firefighting operation.

SHERP Solution: SHERP was involved in transporting all the fire equipment and firefighters, food and water delivery for volunteers and crews involved in the extinguishing operation.

Main advantages of the Solution:

  • Light weight and high passability (ditch, trenches, peat bogs and swamps etc.).

  • Equipped with strong and durable tires, which could easily handle the road.

  • The peat was didn’t cave and the topsoil was not damaged because of SHERP's big wheels and distributed mass.

  • High maneuverability – made turns possible in extreme fire conditions, when the flame-wall was from the right or left side.

  • Maintenance simplicity – possibility to maintain SHERP on site within a couple of minutes.

  • Turning on the spot in extremely inaccessible places where ordinary light-weight motor vehicles would fail.


 

WILIAMS COUNTRY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

 

Needs: using high-passability transport for searching and rescuing people in hard-toreach locations, especially water hazards.

SHERP Solution: used for search and rescue operations when other vehicles couldn’t overcome – willows, mud, combinations of mud, water, trees.

The main advantage of using SHERP is its ability to traverse inaccessible areas that a boat wouldn’t be able to travel through or places where it is considered unsafe to travel.

 

THE BRUNSWICK COUNTRY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

 

THE BRUNSWICK COUNTRY SHERIFF’S OFFICE, the 4th largest county in North Carolina, a multi-faceted law enforcement agency served by over 250 sworn and professional staff members.

Needs: the use of high-passability transport for searching and rescuing people in hard-to-reach locations, including thick and heavily wooded areas.

SHERP Solution: rescue operations utilizing the Sheriff’s Office Sherp and helicopter combination in the most extreme conditions, which are inaccessible without amphibious vehicles.

 

PENNINGTON COUNTY SEARCH & RESCUE - SOUTH DAKOTA

 

Needs: all-terrain vehicle for rescue operations with high passability characteristics, including on water and ice.

Previous solution: hovercrafts, which is limited in its use in western South Dakota terrains and weather conditions.

SHERP Solution:

  • Utilizing in order to transport all necessary personnel and rescue equipment across Rapid Creek with no roads or trails leading to the base of the slope and a steadily flowing creek for crossing.

  • Search and Rescue deploying from the bottom of the slope and performing a high-angle vertical rescue to lower the patients to the bottom of the slope.

  • Used for transport the patients to the waiting ambulance following the rescue.

 

BAY SEARCH & RESCUE

 
 

MINISTRY OF EMERGENCY SITUATIONS OF KAZAKSTAN

 
 

THE STATE EMERGENCY SERVICE OF UKRAINE - www.dsns.gov.ua

 
 

MINISTRY OF EMERGENCY SITUATIONS OF BELARUS

 
 

THE MINISTRY OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION FOR CIVIL DEFENCE, EMERGENCIES AND ELIMINATION OF CONSEQUENCES OF NATURAL DISASTERS

 

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