Big Moose, NY-Recently the Big Moose Fire Co. and Big Moose Ambulance Co. received a $1,000 donation from Dave Peterson, of Fourth Lake and Boonville, to install a new Camoplast track on its Rescue Snowmobile.
The Snowmobile is used to tow the Big Moose Ambulance Rescue Sled and the Big Moose Fire Co. Fire Sled on EMS, fire and rescue calls in their service area.The rescue Sled is equipped with an EMS equipment bag, automatic electronic defibrillator (AED), backboard, stokes basket and other rescue equipment.The Fire Sled is equipped with a 150 gallon-per-minute (gpm) water pump, ice augur, fire hose, chain saw, and other firefighting equipment. The installation of the Camoplast track with deeper treads and spikes enables the snowmobile to tow heavier loads on steeper grades much more effectively. The manufacturer of the track provided $150 to cover part of the cost of installation and Big Moose Yamaha, of Eagle Bay, provided the installation at no cost to Big Moose Ambulance and Fire.
Big Moose Ambulance Company, Inc. and Big Moose Fire Company provide EMS, Fire and Rescue service in the hamlets of Big Moose, Stillwater and Beaver River in a remote part of the Town of Webb in Northern Herkimer County, New York. With its high-rail rescue Unit, Big Moose also provides rescue coverage along 32 miles of the Adirondack Scenic Railroad from Cater Station to Sabattis.