This large heavy-duty truck has roll up doors galore and is properly equipped for nearly any situation.
Livingston Volunteer Fire Department Has a Brand New Heavy Rescue Unit, LIVINGSTON, July 28, 2015 - The Livingston Volunteer Fire Department is always willing to go and help wherever they're needed in Polk County (and even surrounding counties). Whether they're saving lives at a wreck or backing up another VFD elsewhere in the county, Chief Corky Cochran runs a tight ship at LVFD. Cochran was more than willing to let PolkCountyToday.com take pictures of the their new Heavy Rescue Truck. Emergency professional, Ricky Taylor gave us a personal tour of the new truck that seems like it's ready for any situation that may arise. The truck was called out for the very first time on July 27, 2015 for a wreck thathappened on South Houston in Livingston. Please scroll through the pictures below for a tour of your very own.
Cheif Corky Cochran rolled up the doors and let us see inside.
Cordless Jaws-of-Life. The Jaws are one of the most important tools at the firemen's disposal at a car wreck when people are entrapped in a vehicle.
Extra batteries for the cordless Jaws (charged up and ready to go). There's also communication radios that are kept in charging cradles. The orange bag cotains lighted disks used to set up a landing zone for medical helicopters.
The truck has corded Jaws as well, also, notice the extra oxygen tanks (upper right).
This storage compartment has a chainsaw that's gassed up, sharpened and ready to go (as well as other things).
This slide out compartment has a heavy-duty winch that can be affixed to either the front or the back of the truck. The hose at the right in the next compartment is a kitty litter dispenser in the event that oil or other vehicle fluids are spilled on the pavement.
The back of the truck has a stairway for access to more storage and necessary eqipment kept in the top. Also notice the fold out lights on each side. The lights are super bright for night time situations.
The top of the truck has lots of compartments for storage of equipment (EMS professional, Ricky Taylor pictured at left). At the forward position of the top are some HUGE lights that will turn night to day and easily fold out to illuminate in all directions.
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