Horsefly Fire Station receives truck donation from Enbridge – Williams Lake Tribune

The Horsefly Volunteer Fire Department received a 2014 Ford F-250 super duty crew cab.

“This is an incredibly generous donation from Enbridge,” Fire Chief Marc Caron said, noting that the truck will be outfitted as a service truck, which means Horsefly’s most senior officer will have the truck in place. at all times, so if that member leaves the Horsefly Zone, the truck will be passed to the next officer in line who is at Horsefly.

The truck will be equipped with rescue equipment, defibrillator, medical equipment, cutting and spreading suit for vehicle extraction, pressure pump, volume pump , shore rescue equipment, swift water rescue in summer, ice rescue in winter and also have traffic control on board, Caron said.

When a call comes in, the duty officer will be equipped to respond directly to the scene when the minutes count.

Caron said the truck will make a huge difference in emergency call response time.

For fires, the Incident Commander can respond directly to the scene and be ready for responding members.

The truck will also be used to tow a sprinkler protection trailer during the wildfire season and will be on the road at Horsefly and ready to respond when a call is made.

The Horsefly Volunteer Fire Department is an unfunded service with 20 members trained and certified in fire operations, swift water rescue, ice rescue and medical care.

“A gift like this means a lot to our ministry and our community,” Caron said.

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