New Revelstoke highway rescue truck arriving this week

The Revelstoke fire department will receive its new rescue truck this week, almost two years after crashing its old one.

Rescue 7 is scheduled to arrive in Revelstoke this week.

The Revelstoke fire department will receive its new rescue truck this week, almost two years after crashing its old one.

The City of Revelstoke announced today that Rescue 7 is scheduled to arrive in town this week and will be publicly unveiled at the fire hall on Thursday, Oct. 15, at 5 p.m.

“Revelstoke Fire Rescue Society has worked hard to obtain grants and funding to purchase the new rescue truck so that they can provide highway rescue services to those in need on our surroundings highways,” said Mayor Mark McKee.

He credited former mayor David Raven with helping secure grant funding for the truck.

Rescue 7 was built by Hub Fire Trucks, with special modifications made to handle Revelstoke highway rescue needs.

It has a compressed air foam fire pump to put out vehicle fires, safety systems designed to protect firefighters, and a 450 horsepower Cummins diesel engine.

The truck will replace Rescue 1, which was damaged in a crash on the Trans-Canada Highway in December 2013. The Revelstoke Fire Rescue Society leased a vehicle in the meantime, with the costs covered by Emergency Management BC.

The $566,000 truck is being paid for with grant money from the provincial government and BC Hydro, as well as funding from the Hospital Auxiliary, Revelstoke Credit Union and Columbia Basin Trust.

“I know the firefighters are very thankful for the generous grants and funding that made this happen,” said Randy Driediger, the president of the Revelstoke Fire Rescue Society. “The new Rescue 7 allows our members to respond to highway rescue calls in a safe and well-equipped highway rescue truck.”

 

Just Posted

Further mediated talks scheduled in casino strike

Gateway and BCGEU schedule talks for July 20-22

Extreme fire danger in the Okanagan-Shuswap

The fire danger rating hits extreme or high in areas of the Okanagan- Shuswap

Revelstoke Local Food Initiative’s Garden and Art Tour returns this Sunday

Have you ever caught yourself wondering what lies over that hedge, or… Continue reading

The OM Sound bring genre-bending grooves back to Revelstoke for Summer Street Fest 2018

Through stretching the boundaries of genre and what it means to be… Continue reading

Traffic on Highway 1 between Sicamous and Revelstoke moving again

Accident 10 kilometres east of Craigellachie closes Trans-Canada Highway Sunday evening

17 dogs set sail on Okanagan Lake

A celebrity dog trainer took 17 dogs and their owners on a boat ride experience in Kelowna

Motorcycle driver dies in a head-on collision near Oliver

RCMP said the three vehicle collision, near Road 18, happened around 2:45 p.m. on July 14

‘Lava bomb’ through roof of tour boat injures 22 in Hawaii

“An explosion occurred near the shoreline hurling hot lava rocks towards the boat and injuring several passengers”

B.C. teen meets Nicolas Cage

Filming mob movie in downtown Vernon, B.C.

Critics claim Trump “defended a tyrant”

Trump questions US intel, not Putin, on Russia 2016 meddling

B.C. MLAs choose new children’s watchdog

Jennifer Charlesworth has worked in government, social services

B.C. reporter calls out immigration photo on social media as fake news

A Vancouver reporter is calling out a British politician for spreading fake news

Hundreds of Arctic glaciers shrinking, disappearing

Out of 1,773 glaciers, 1,353 shrank significantly between 2000 and 2016

Indigenous housing providers worried Liberal proposals could put families on the streets

Indigenous housing providers raise alarms about future of federal funding deals

Most Read