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Grovedale Fire Department making good use of new command unit

It will go a long way during those cold northern Alberta nights.

The Grovedale Fire Department is now using its new command unit, which is equipped with everything from a full power generator to a coffee machine to assist the firefighters in disaster situations.

Manager of Protective Services for the M-D of Greenview Jeff Francis explains it’s like a home away from home during rescue calls.

“It’s basically to support those volunteer fire fighters, especially in the winter system, and the whole area. It’s such a vast area and if there’s a big incident going on, to have an incident command post out in the middle of nowhere, this would support those kinds of incidents very well.”

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Greenview Council purchased the vehicle for $398,000, and is considered a good investment as it will serve a vast area in many different situations.

It is the first of its kind in North America.


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