Columbus (GA) Welcomes Rescue Fire Apparatus

The Columbus Fire Department has put a new rescue truck in service this month, reports Columbus Journal.

The process started two years ago, starting with getting approval from governing bodies. Rescue vehicles carry equipment for various types of rescues such as traffic, industrial, or farm accidents, confined space incidents, haz-mat incidents. This truck also has an air bottle filling station where we can fill air bottles that firefighters use at fire scenes. It will carry numerous hand and power tools, including the Jaws of Life. It also has an area for a command center for major incidents.

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