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Revelstoke Highway Rescue resumes after fire department leases truck

Revelstoke Highway Rescue volunteers are trained on the leased highway rescue truck. - Contributed
Revelstoke Highway Rescue volunteers are trained on the leased highway rescue truck.
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Revelstoke Highway Rescue Services has leased a new truck after it's own vehicle was put out of commission indefinitely in a crash before Christmas.

Revelstoke Highway Rescue resumed service on December 30 after highway rescue volunteers were trained on a leased vehicle.

Revelstoke Rescue One was damaged after hitting some black ice and skidding off the Trans-Canada Highway on Dec. 20. There were no injuries to the six firefighters on board, but the truck experienced severe damage, said Girard.

While the truck was down, Highway Rescue was restricted to operating in the Revelstoke area. Eagle Valley Rescue, the Golden fire department and Mica Fire Rescue handled highway calls normally serviced by Revelstoke.

Girard said the fire department is looking for a permanent solution, but for now highway rescue calls will happen in the leased truck.

"As we move forward in the coming months, we will be working closely with Emergency Management BC to find a permanent solution, but for right now, we are operational on our highways," he said.

 

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