North Lincoln Fire & Rescue’s newest firefighting vehicle, a “Heavy Rescue,” arrived Tuesday morning in Lincoln City on a flat-bed trailer from West Virginia by way of Alabama.
The Heavy Rescue, which has undergone refurbishing and repainting to meet NLFR District #1’s needs, was bought from a fire department in West Virginia and sent to an Alabama fire vehicle specialty shop for some refurbishing.
The tires were too old to meet national fire service safety standards, so new tires will be added to the rig by Les Schwab.
Division Chief Jamie Mason led a committee of firefighters to determine the “specs” for the rig, and found one that met NLFR’s needs for about $100,000. A completely new apparatus of this type, with equipment, would be around twice that amount, NLFR Fire Marshall Frederick E. Ulrich Jr. said.
The money came from the bond measure approved by NLFR voters in 2018.