Aug 11, 2015
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A custom-made Richmond Fire Department truck that can assist in rescues of hikers stuck on hillsides, window washers, workers trapped in trenches and other high or low angle saves was installed July 31, according to the city.

The custom-made truck called operating out of Fire Station 67 at 1131 Cutting Blvd., is also useful to remove trapped motorists from damaged vehicles and also remove a utility splicer from a small contained space with very little oxygen, City Manager Bill Lindsay’s weekly newsletter boasted.

The vehicle was designed by the Richmond Fire Department’s Apparatus Committee, including the city’s sop staff, and custom built by Emergency Vehicles Incorporated (EVI) in Lake Park, Florida.

“The combination of the Richmond Fire Department’s comprehensive instruction, a new apparatus equipped with exceptional tools, and the copious hours of training in various rescue system disciplines affords the Richmond community with expert response in the event of a rescue emergency,” Lindsay’s newsletter stated.


  1. How much did this cost us?

    Mike | Aug 11th, 2015

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Mike Aldax is the editor of the Richmond Standard. He has 13 years of journalism experience, most recently as a reporter for the San Francisco Examiner. He previously held roles as reporter and editor at Bay City News, Napa Valley Register, Garden Island Newspaper in Kaua’i, and the Queens Courier in New York City.