Local Fire Departments receive New Operations Vehicles from Homeland

Tuesday, September 21, 2010 - 5:28pm

New vehicles allow increased mobility in crowed and hard to reach areas  in emergency situations.

Caddo-Bossier Office of Homeland Security Emergency Preparedness Director Sandy Davis, Bossier City Fire Chief Sammy Halphen and Shreveport Fire Chief Brian A. Crawford will hold a joint press conference to unveil new Special Operations Vehicles purchased with funding from a $178,000 Regional Metropolitan Medical Response System  Grant.

The new vehicles are outfitted as a small ambulance, carrying more  equipment including a stretcher, and with the potential to travel at  speeds up to 40 MPH it offers a quick response in many situations.
Currently, both Departments utilize bicycles, ATVs, Segways, Gator Carts, and the old- fashion foot patrol to provide services.
 

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