Senior Airman Emilio Solis, 375th Civil Engineer Squadron, is this week’s “Showcase on ICE.” Solis was the key member in the identification of an innovative modification to the 375th Explosive Ordnance Disposal Flight's response vehicle, the BSERV. He discovered that the addition of a lightweight retractable ramp would vastly improve robot deployment times on emergency responses. The original robot ramp, a 150 pound plate, required two to three personnel to deploy. This routinely exposed EOD techs to potential hazardous improvised explosive device environments and the risk of injuries during operations. With the addition of the inexpensive pneumatic ramp, deployment times for the robot were reduced by 60 seconds, which is a 75 percent reduction. Furthermore, the ramp only required one person to extend. This allowed the additional two personnel to begin other time critical tasks during IED and unexploded ordnance device operations.
Senior Airman Emilio Solis, 375th Civil Engineer Squadron, is this week’s “Showcase on ICE.”