The Mesachie Lake Fire Department recently purchased new safety equipment through a grant from the B.C. Gaming Commissions direct access to funds program. Three of the department’s firefighters are recognized for making this happen, Elizabeth Smith, Kirk Kleinke, and Casey Van Dalen who through dedication secured the funding for the rescue truck to respond to calls on the Pacific Marine Circle Route.
The cutter (on the left) they have now is more powerful and able to cut through most newer vehicles with 55,000 pounds of power. The spreader (on the right) is designed for heavy work such as large logging trucks and heavy equipment with 33,000 pounds of force. The dual action ram (in the middle) is used for pushing the dash or roof out of the way at 36,500 pounds of force. The pump (front) will run 2 tools at the same time.