BREAKING NEWS-BURN BAN IN EFFECT FOR PARK COUNTY - JUNE 12, 2013
North-West Fire’s New Hammer
February 5, 2013 - Fairplay, CO; North-West Fire
Protection District is proud to put its new Hazardous
Material Response (Hammer) vehicle in service. This
vehicle was 100% funded using funding from the
Department of Homeland Security. The funds were
allocated through the South Central Region, of which
Park County is a part of.
The Hammer will be stationed in Fairplay and can be used
to respond to any hazardous material incidents in the
county, as well as be called to neighboring counties if
requested. North-West Fire currently has 4 Hazardous
Materials Technicians and is working on developing
several more through extensive training.
The vehicle itself is a perfect example of recycling.
Before being converted to its current form it was a 2006
Freightliner beverage delivery truck. HazMatSales.com
based out of Ocala, FL converted it to a 4WD Hammer so
that it can be used anywhere in our rugged terrain and
in all weather conditions.
“This will be a great asset for the entire county” said
North-West Fire Chief Mike Roll. “It is the only vehicle
of its kind up here and we plan on using it to help make
the region safer by being able too much more quickly and
effectively respond to any hazardous materials calls.”
One unique aspect of this Hammer is that it has an
Incident Command space in the back that will allow the
IC to be out of the elements while making the critical
decisions for any type of ongoing incident, not just a
hazardous materials call.
“We are very excited for this rig to be a part of our
fleet and what it will provide to us for a long time to
come” said Chief Roll.