Cripple Creek (CO) Fire Department Celebrates New Truck with Block Party

The new rescue, built by BFX Fire Apparatus, replaces a 1998 Ford light rescue truck.

According to a report from Pikes Peak Courier, the Cripple Creek (CO) Fire Department (CCFD) threw a block party at it station 147 E. Bennett Avenue on March 8 to celebrate its new $171,451 rescue truck.

The rescue, built by BFX Fire Apparatus in Weatherford, Texas, was funded partly by a $75,000 grant from the Department of Local Affairs as well as a $25,000 donation from Newmont Mining Corp. It replaces a 1998 Ford light rescue truck.

The vehicle’s body was built from fiber composite technology and includes LED scene lighting with an 80,000-lumen light tower with 7.5 feet of lift. The vehicle can also transport extrication tools and vehicle stabilization struts and air bags for auto accidents.

The rescue also features equipment needed for high- and low-angle rescue operations as well as medical equipment for responding to trauma and emergency medical services calls, hazmat monitoring, and other responses.

Former CCFD Chief Dean O’Nale opened the ceremony, crediting former city manager Mark Campbell, who wrote the DOLA grant and was also in attendance.

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