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The Jasper Volunteer Fire Department took delivery of their new Fire Rescue truck on Friday, July 28.  This unit is the most-used vehicle in the department inventory and will replace the current Squad One on virtually all runs.  Squad One has been in service since 1995.

The new unit is a SVI Heavy Duty Rescue built by SVI (Super Vacuum Manufacturing Inc.) in Fort Collins Colorado. The new Rescue 1 has a vehicle strut system for stability in overturned vehicles, improved lighting, additional tools, and other new technology needed at emergency scenes. This apparatus cost $ 577,796.07.

The Fire Rescue will be placed into duty at Jasper Fire Station 1 on East 6th Street with the current Squad One being kept as a back-up at Fire Station 2 in the Holy Family neighborhood.  The Fire Rescue will be formally dedicated in front of City Hall at 6:30PM on Wednesday, August 23.  It will be debuted in the Strassenfest Parade on Sunday, August 6.

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