Rescue ONE has announced that it has secured an order for 75 rescue boats for the country of Thailand. The order will be shipped in phases over the next 6 months set for an in service date of late 2013.
Rescue ONE, in partnership with DLM Solutions, headquartered in Bangkok, Thailand, has been awarded a project to equip Government agencies with Rescue ONE Connector Boats outfitted with outboard engines, command consoles, rescue platforms, and emergency light bar mounting racks. In addition to the boats, DLM will be building Rescue ONE’s specially designed double-stacked trailers to enable 38 rescue stations around the country to be equipped with 2 boats transported on one trailer.
"This truly validates the Connector Boat as the premier solution for flood response worldwide" says Rescue ONE’s president, Taylor Edge. "Tremendous thanks are extended to DLM Solutions for believing in the Connector Boat system and demonstrating its value to Government officials in Thailand."
"DLM believes in the unique capabilities the Connector Boat brings to flood rescue and the strong partnership it has developed with Rescue ONE. We are proud to be able to provide this flood response boat system to our country’s rescue agency" Says DLM managing director Jarin Srikaewpraphan.
In late 2011, Thailand was severely affected by flooding accounting for over 800 deaths and 13.6 million people affected. These floods prompted the Government to seek new solutions to dealing with flood rescue and evacuation.