With the spread of Coronavirus and the rapid cancellation of public events comes the need for mobile labs, drive-thru testing facilities, triage centers, and command trailers and we have a solution. At Advantage Trailer, we have sold these types of trailers in the past to hospitals, public health organizations, and private companies, and the current circumstances underscore the need for more of them now.
Prior to joining Advantage, one of our sales managers, Brian Simandl, spent more than 30 years in the Tri-State Fire Protection District, first as a Lieutenant, and later as a Fire Inspector and Investigator. He also participated in and facilitated disaster response trainings and scenarios with local and national emergency services groups.
He described the need for hospitals and other health facilities to protect the general public from any hazard, whether it is a chemical exposure or a health hazard.
“Ideally, in a situation like this, hospitals should have detached triage facilities to test and assess patients before they ever enter the hospital,” Simandl said. “That way, they can direct those who are infected – in this case, with Coronavirus – to a containment area of the hospital rather than risk spreading it.”
Unfortunately, many hospitals aren’t currently set up for that type of system, but that’s where we can help. While we may not have the time to build a new mobile lab trailer or mobile command trailer from scratch, we can absolutely upfit the trailers we have on our lot.
In doing so, we can allow hospitals, local health facilities, and other similar organizations to quickly deploy mobile triage labs to meet the ever growing need and hopefully help control the spread of the virus.
One option we currently have on our lot is a 17-foot office trailer that could serve perfectly as a mobile doctor’s office with an desk and chair for the nurse and a doored entryway for patients. It also has heat and air conditioning.
Another good option would be an 18-foot Stealth Nomad, which is equipped with heat and air conditioning, a bathroom, and kitchenette. The toy hauler nature of this trailer allows for it to be easily cleaned as well.
If you need a mobile lab, drive-thru testing trailer, or command trailer, don't hesitate to give us a call at 630-524-2029 and we’ll do our best to come up with a solution.