The Grand Rapids Fire Department is getting a new set of hybrid trucks that work as both a medical unit and a fire truck.
The vehicles cost around $200,000 and allow the fire department to respond to fires while on medical calls. The trucks are versatile, carrying both the EMT equipment along with a tank for water and foam and hose reels.
The trucks are on a Dodge Ram Chassis and are four-wheel-drive.
Firefighters say when the blizzard hit in February several years ago, some of their larger trucks were getting stuck in the snow. The four-wheel-drive vehicles will be able to maneuver through snowy conditions much easier.