LAKEWOOD, NY (WNY News Now) – The Lakewood Fire Department has deployed a new all-terrain vehicle.
ATV-371 is a John Deere Gator. The firefighting agency officially unveiled the new acquisition last week.
The unit would be used for a variety of tasks, including wildland operations such as firefighting, emergency medical services and search and rescue missions.
Furthermore, the ATV will also be deployed to special events such as 5ks, 10ks and festivals.
Officials credit Captain Tom Allen and the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation for bringing the idea to life.
Captain Allen spent most of the summer designing and constructing the unit, while the Community Foundation helped finance the equipment through their grant process.