First responders have expanded options with new UTV/skid unit combination
January 2014; Westmore, VT—In its new lineup of larger side-by-side utility vehicles, Yamaha Motor Corporation has introduced the 2014 Yamaha Viking, a new UTV model that readily accommodates the Kimtek® MEDLITE Transport skid units. The Viking FI 4X4 and the FI 4X4 EPS UTVs each have a cargo bed capacity of 600 pounds, ideally suited to carry the MEDLITE Transport unit with attendant, patient, and gear.
A useful combination
With its modular, slide-in design and numerous adaptability features, Kimtek’s MEDLITE Transport skid unit can be installed in the Yamaha Viking cargo bed in just minutes. MEDLITE’s included tie-down system coordinates with the Viking’s integrated tie-downs already located in the cargo bed for fast, simple installation. With room for three persons in the driver’s compartment and an additional attendant in the rear, the new Viking-MEDLITE combination allows a total of four responders to reach and return with a patient. This combination gives first responders a powerful tool for off-road rescue, wildland search and rescue, large event medical response, lifeguard operations, industrial medical response, and many more field applications for police, fire, and EMS response agencies.
For more information about Kimtek’s full line of MEDLITE and FIRELITE® Transport skid units, please visit www.kimtekresearch.com. More information on Yamaha Viking UTVs is available at www.yamahaviking.com.
About Kimtek Corporation
Kimtek is the largest producer and marketer of ATV/UTV-specific skid units for public safety agencies in the U.S. Kimtek’s FIRELITE fire and rescue skid units and MEDLITE medical skid units are now in service in all fifty states, five Canadian provinces and three territories, all branches of the military including in Afghanistan with the U.S. Army, the National Park Service, numerous NASCAR tracks and sporting complexes, and in several countries worldwide. Kimtek Transport skid units are made in the USA.
Kimtek Corporation was founded in 1984 as a research and development company dedicated to advances in life safety technology in the fire sciences. Kimtek manufactures and markets FIRELITE and MEDLITE Transport skid units for emergency service UTVs and pick-up tricks. For more information, please contact Kimtek at 888-546-8358 or visit the company’s website at www.kimtekresearch.com.