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Special Emergency Response Team

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 Ralph Delos Reyes and Trinedy Nguyen are designing a product to assist the Chicago Fire Department's Special Emergency Response Team (SERT) with the equipment they carry daily.  With close communication with Sgt. Joe Andruzzi of the Chicago Police Bike Squad, Dan Bombam & Angie Minnick of the SERT, we will design a product that will fit intuatively into their daily routines and possibly increase the efficiency of their response times.  The SERT is a fleet of 8 so far, but they have plans of increasing this number in the years to come.  They have already experienced the success of being able to respond up to 5-10 critical minutes before the motorized emergency vehicles in high density areas and events like the Taste. 


With 10-12 hour shifts, 365 days a year, The Chicago Fire Department's SERT truely stretches the capabilities of human-powered transportation.  Our goal, as a design team, is to alleviate unneccesary equipment concerns, leaving more time and energy for the CFD Bike Team to do what they do best.


Final Concept

Existing Technologies 


These are what the SERT currenty use:


13" long x 15" wide x 16" high
Material: 1000 Denier Cordura® Nylon - $165.00
Standard Colors: #38252-BK - Black
#38252-NB - Navy Blue
#38252-OR - Orange
#38252-RB - Royal Blue
Designed to protect equipment that may be required on call. This fully padded bike bag will carry an assortment of different units such as LP5, LP11 or various suction units. Comes with detachable shoulder strap.





Measurements: 13" long x 15" wide x 16" high
Material: 1000 Denier Cordura® Nylon - $185.75
Standard Colors: #38250-BK - Black
#38250-NB - Navy Blue
#38250-OR - Orange
#38250-RB - Royal Blue
Large side compartments allow for storage of everything that is carried in a standard jump bag. Padded center area will securely hold a "C" oxygen cylinder, airways and more. Detachable shoulder strap makes it easy to carry when not on a bike. 360 degree 3M Scothlite Reflective Material inhances safety.

TOPEAK Explorer Bike Rack $26.98 (amazon.com)


A great rack for long distance touring. Integrated top plate accepts Topeak MTX or RX series bags and other cargo. Specs: Tough 6061 T6 aluminum construction with 6061 T6 aluminum fitting bracket Hollow tube O/D 10.2mm Integrated top plate for quick-mount Topeak MTX and RX Quick Track trunk bags Integrated fender top Fits most standard frames


2.9 lbs




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