Monday, July 20, 2009

Prepared for the Hot Weather

From Hot Days Response

On hot, dry and windy days like those forcast for this week, Hillsboro firefighter/medics leave their normal, ambulance-style, response vehicle in the fire station and respond with a brush fire fighting vehicle. The smaller, four-wheel drive vehicle is able to drive out into fields and over rough terrain where the heavy fire engines cannot travel. The Brush Rigs, as they are called, carry smaller amounts of water, but also have brush fire fighting tools, as well as the medical equipment normally carried on Rescue 1.
From Hot Days Response

The quicker response of BR-1 can often make the difference in stopping a brush fire when it is still small. All firefighters are trained to fight both structure fires and brush fires.

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