CKFR Puts Special Unit In Service

Central Kitsap Fire and Rescue is dedicated to serving our community with a high level of service. That’s why in the near future you may see a special rig, TDU 50, responding to calls. TDU stands for Tactical Deployment Unit.

When dealing with increased call volume, as we may soon see with the COVID-19 global pandemic, or during peak flu season, there is a need for “in-field based community medicine.” This means we’ll use our experienced staff to assist our local health care system so that we may all work more efficiently.

TDU 50 is a pick-up truck staffed with a Paramedic and EMT. This crew will respond to calls involving “flu-like” symptoms to assess, treat, and determine if there is a need to transport the patient.