By Gary Lloyd
The Center Point Fire District has added an ATV that will help in challenging terrains.
The fire district last week announced it has added a 2013 Kawasaki 4×4 Trans-Mule, an all-terrain response vehicle that will have the capability of carrying medical and firefighting equipment.
The fire district purchased the Trans-Mule with funding acquired through the city of Pinson.
“Our goal is to continue the close work relationship with the City of Pinson and to continue providing the citizens of Pinson with the utmost in professional service,” says a post on the fire district’s Facebook page.
The ATV is designed to carry up to four firefighter paramedics and will be used in the removal of patients needing medical attention and challenging terrains, or to take firefighters where a fire engine cannot go to extinguish a fire in the woods. The ATV will also be used at special events, such as high school football games and the annual Butterbean Festival in Pinson, to transport patients to the nearest on-site rescue unit.
The Center Point Fire District serves about 65,000 residents in a 70-mile radius, including in Clay, Pinson, Center Point and surrounding areas.
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