Elmore County extrication team gains new vehicle

Sunday, September 18, 2016
Elmore County recently bought a new extrication truck for the county's rescue unit. The extrication team covers emergencies throughout a 640 square mile area with an all-volunteer, 11-member squad. The new four-wheel drive vehicle will be able to get to places that where either difficult or impossible to get to in the older vehicles, according to county commissioners Al Hofer and Bud Corbus as they checked out the vehicle during the recent dedication ceremony.

With community members and county officials on hand, the Elmore County Extrication Team recently dedicated its new Freightliner rescue extrication truck while showing off some of the state-of-the-art lifesaving gear that came with the recent $230,000 purchase.

"The new truck will increase the county's ability to help save lives and get county residents unstuck from bad places," said Alan Roberts, chief of the county rescue unit, as he listed off some of the truck's specifications.

The new truck can hold five rescue people with a ...

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