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SIOUX CITY FIRE RESCUE DEBUTS FIVE NEW VEHICLES

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SIOUX CITY FIRE RESCUE HAS ADDED FIVE NEW VEHICLES TO ITS RESPONSE FLEET.
THE BIGGEST ADDITION IS AN AERIAL TRUCK WHICH WILL BE RUN OUT OF STATION 3 NEAR GREENVILLE.

ASSISTANT FIRE CHIEF ROBERT WILSON SAYS THE NEW TRUCK IS FIVE FEET SHORTER THAN ITS PREDECESSOR, BUT HAS A LOT OF UPGRADES, INCLUDING THE ABILITY TO PROVIDE A 1000 GALLONS OF WATER PER MINUTE THROUGH THE AERIAL NOZZLE:

NEW FT2 OC……….CAB ITSELF. ;17

THERE’S ALSO NEW POWERFUL L-E-D LIGHTING FOR NIGHT MISSIONS TO LIGHT UP THE SCENE.

THE DEPARTMENT ALSO ADDED FOUR NEW ALL WHEEL DRIVE AMBULANCES.

E-M-S DIRECTOR JIM HADEN SAYS THEY WILL BE USED AS RESERVE VEHICLES OR WHEN THE FOUR PRIMARY AMBULANCES ARE UNDERGOING MAINTENANCE:

NEW FT3 OC……….CREW INSIDE. ;17

MAYOR PRO-TEM DAN MOORE SAYS THE NEW VEHICLES REPRESENT A MAJOR INVESTMENT BY THE CITY IN OUR PUBLIC SAFETY:

NEW FT1 OC………AS POSSIBLE. :24

THE NEW TRUCK IS EXPECTED TO SERVE OVER 15 YEARS WITH ANOTHER 15 AS A RESERVE VEHICLE.

THE NEW AMBULANCES SHOULD MEET OR EXCEED AT LEAST TEN YEARS OF USE.