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13 Nov 2018

CP Cases Amazon range is trusted essential equipment for Italian Search and Rescue teams

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Italian Urban Search and Rescue teams equipped with Amazon cases supplied by CP Cases

Italian USAR teams are tasked for immediate intervention in case of natural disaster, deploying both in the homeland and abroad.

Accordingly, they are in constant state of operational readiness and qualified for air lift operations, using It.A.F. C130 and C27 aircrafts.

Amazon cases a play vital role in keeping all their equipment and hardware neatly stored and ready to move, sorted on the base of the operational profile expected in the specific mission.

The entire spectrum of USAR equipment is accommodated: e.g.  hydraulic tools, radios, tents, lights, thermal cameras, sensors and computers for human rescue, first aid medical devices.

USAR teams trust the performance and design of the ruggedized Amazon product range

The Amazon range is appreciated by the USAR teams for their sturdiness, capability to sustain rough handling and to carry super- heavy loads, like the structural lifting equipment. Also appreciated, Amazon cases are qualified for being airlifted due to the airworthiness certification according to ATA 300 regulations.

In total CP Cases has supplied over 300 cases to the USAR teams, in various locations in Italy,with and without engineered foam internals, manufactured specifically to be fit for purpose. 

The kits have been pivotal for teams to attend several national crises and natural disasters in recent history including the earthquake in central Italy in August 2016, the avalanche at Rigopiano in January 2017 and most recently at the tragic collapse of the bridge in Genoa in August of this year. 

Examples of the deployment of Amazon cases during training manoeuvres and Italian domestic and International incidents, are countless.

The Italian Fire Service USAR organisation is composed of four heavy teams, 12 medium teams and 45 light teams (some of them still under construction). All of them trust in the capabilities of Amazon. 

Accredited to MIL-STD 810 and ATA 300

Ruggedized Amazon Cases have been designed to offer exceptional strength to weight and are suitable for military, offshore or other applications where delicate or valuable equipment needs to be transported or stored safely. Designed to meet any specific application the Amazon product range is protective and tough, lightweight and customisable. The cases are produced using a process called rotomoulding which is ideal for making tough, waterproof products, using a high-quality polyethylene polymer that thickens at the edges and corners for extra strength and impact resistance. 

Amazon cases are available in standard UV‑stable colours black and olive drab. Other colours can be selected as options. The majority of Amazon products carry NATO stock numbers and are accredited to MIL-STD 810. 

Full exploitation of Amazon cases - civilian, military & air transportation

USAR teams are called to move via airlift at short notice, fully exploiting the capabilities of the Amazon cases for both civilian and military air transport as well as specific fit for purpose on the 463L aeronautical pallet.

The future co-ordination and set up of more USAR teams is still an ongoing process and likely to be followed by other specialty crew for Chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear defence(CBRN) and scuba / underwater. These will be implemented on an annual basis as soon as the budgets become available.


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