Stillwater Fire Department reveals new rescue truck

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Twitter status: #stwok Fire Department to reveal new rescue vehicle on Feb. 15.  

(STILLWATER, OKLA. / Feb. 13, 2013) —The Stillwater Fire Department is pleased to announce the addition of a new fire truck to its rescue vehicle fleet. The SFD will hold a ceremony to dedicate the vehicle on Friday, Feb. 15 at 1:30 p.m. at Fire Station #1, 1506 S. Main St.

The SFD has purchased a 2012 model Ferrara fire truck that has a custom chassis and rescue body. The truck features an on-board air system that is used to refill oxygen bottles used by firefighters, built-in power generator and 30-foot light tower.

“This truck will allow us to safely bring three to four firefighters and the necessary equipment to an emergency scene such as automobile extrication, high angle rescue, farm machinery accidents, and various other incidents,” said Terry Essary, SFD battalion chief.

The vehicle also has the capacity to carry and power all auto extrication tools, rope rescue and other heavy rescue equipment.

The purchase was authorized by Stillwater City Council in 2012.