At Hamilton Day 2014 on April 24, 2014, the Hamilton Volunteer Rescue Squad (HVRS) introduced its newest unit: Gator 617. This medical unit is built on a Cushman 4WD utility vehicle with a custom medical sled used to access tight spaces in areas where a full size ambulance just cannot travel. With Hamilton’s close proximity to the W&OD trail system and having the Loudoun County Fair Grounds within our first due response, the Gator will offer a better way to deliver medical services to the community during special events.
The unit was built by the hands of HVRS volunteers, greatly reducing the cost of construction. The unit was purchased with funds made possible by community donations and the squad’s annual fund drive.
For more information, you can read the press article on the Leesburg Today News site, or by visiting the 1st Responder Network.
Hamilton Volunteer Rescue Squad has placed into service a new utility unit, a purchase made possible by community support through its annual fund drive and donations.
Utility 617 is a 2014 GMC Sierra 2500 4×4,4 door pickup with a Knapheide utility body. This specially designed unit will be used to support the Special Operation Division of the squad. It is design to tow the division’s swift water rescue boats, carry extra equipment for the heavy rescue. It will also be used to transport the division’s bike team. The cab can accommodate five emergency responders and their equipment.
The squad thanked residents and businesses for their support and donations in this project.
Star GMC of Leesburg, Shade Equipment of Winchester and Fastlane Emergency Vehicles of Purcellville helped design and build the unit.
Source story: http://www.leesburgtoday.com/public_safety/firerescue/hamilton-vrs-adds-utility-response-unit/article_7e41b9b4-6442-11e3-8a33-001a4bcf887a.html