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Grand Island Fire Co: New rescue vehicle placed into service

Sat, Dec 5th 2015 07:00 am
Grand Island Fire Co. Chief Matt Osinski, left, receives the keys to a new 2015 rescue vehicle from fire company Board of Directors Chairman Greg Butcher. (Photo by Ray Pauley)
Grand Island Fire Co. Chief Matt Osinski, left, receives the keys to a new 2015 rescue vehicle from fire company Board of Directors Chairman Greg Butcher. (Photo by Ray Pauley)

By Ray Pauley

Public Information Officer, Grand Island Fire Co.

Grand Island Fire Chief Matt Osinski reports that a new 2015 rescue vehicle, No. 7-1, was recently placed in service to replace a 1987 rig that had previously received a body remount in 2001.

This 2015 Ford F-550 vehicle is four-wheel drive equipped and has an extended cab that can accommodate six firefighters or emergency medical services personnel as needed. The rescue body itself consists of a 12-foot walk-in box for patient treatment and shelter.

Osinski noted that firematic officers worked closely with the board of directors for several months so that financial considerations for such a critical upgrade matched the need for ensuring first-rate EMS protection for the community.

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