Fire department receives new ATV

The Clay Fire Department is fired up about a new vehicle. The tactical rescue team got an all-terrain rescue vehicle.

The ATV is capable of carrying four people and can tow up to 2,000 pounds.

The fire department feels the ATV will help them respond to emergency situations that happen away from the road.

“The incident does not always happen right next to the road, a lot of times we have to bring equipment that weighs hundreds and hundreds of pounds, far off the road. Sometimes a half mile or even deeper into and area to help somebody. So this vehicle is going to allow us to transport that equipment to the scene along with our people to take care of those incidents,” said Chief Timm Schabbel, with the Clay Fire Department.

The new rescue vehicle is possible thanks to a 5,000 dollar donation from Papa John's Risk Services Corporation and Fireman's Fund Insurance Company.

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