Commissioners discuss purchase of extrication vehicle

Friday, February 15, 2019

On Feb. 1 the County Commissionerís met to discuss the purchase of an extrication vehicle and the purchase of ambulances and the parts needed to go with it.

Alan Roberts has been researching the purchase of a better extrication vehicle for the county. He found a vehicle that will help with technical rescues. The current extrication vehicle is very slow and can only get up to 50 mph and it is very hard to maneuver when getting into certain areas and terrain. They have looked into multiple trucks and the best one is in Montana and is used but comes with the most modification so there is less money being put into it. Alan Roberts said the current truck and 20 ft. trailer cannot do a technical rescue. Commissioner Wes Wooten asked about how long this newer vehicle should last. Roberts said it should last 10 years since it will not be the primary used vehicle, it will only be used when needed. The current extrication vehicle and trailer was offered to Glenns Ferry for their use. Roberts said he is getting the training aspect of rescue going. For the full story, pick up a copy of the Mountain Home News or click on this link to subscribe to the newspaper's online edition.

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