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Highlighting some of the many applications for small, task-oriented vehicles

UTV Search & Rescue Command Center

Lewis County's New UTV: A Search & Rescue command center for backwoods operations

 Search and Rescue Command Center Vehicle – In Lewis County in upstate New York a Polaris Ranger UTV was recently purchased to serve as a command center for search and rescue operations.  The vehicle cost $19,000 and was funded with a grant from the Federal Department of Homeland Security.  Other funding covered the $4,000 for a track kit that expands the vehicle capabilities in snowy conditions.  The vehicle also includes a heated cab, 100 watt radio system, emergency floodlights, a winch and a small emergency generator.  Any agency in the county will be able to use the vehicle in addition to it’s use as a search and rescue vehicle.  Learn more:  Watertowndailytimes.com

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