Vehicle Retrofit for Mass Casualty Evacuation
The intent of this capability is to quickly transform vehicles for injured or special needs citizens following a large-scale terrorist attack or natural disaster. The system provides for stretchers or litters, basic life support equipment, and space for minimal essential personal possessions for each passenger. The system is economical and safe and can be quickly installed and removed. Raytheon, the developer, prepared designs for the retrofit kits for transit and school bus configurations. The design complies, to the maximum extent possible, with relevant federal motor vehicle safety standards. Field evaluations of the final prototype design were conducted with the New York City Transit Authority, the Fire Department of New York, and the New York City Office of Emergency Management. For additional information please fill out the Contact Information Form.