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|Posted: Fri Sep 05, 2008 1:32 pm Post subject: Smith Valley Fire District provides UTV service
Smith Valley Fire District provides UTV service
The Smith Valley Fire Protection District has incorporated the use of a Yamaha Rhino all-terrain vehicle to assist with the delivery of emergency services to the resident of Smith Valley and Wellington.
The addition of this vehicle allows the volunteer firefighters/EMTs to be more mobile and capable of responding quickly to emergencies that are in extreme environments. The vehicle is equipped with communications equipment, first aid kit, oxygen, stretcher and a defibrillator.
Tom Spencer is the Smith Valley Fire Department's ATV trainer. All members of the department have to go through extensive ATV training which includes off-road hazards like rocks, hills, sand and high-speed operation.