Donation equips Hagerman first responders with UTV

  • Source: KMVT-TV 11 Twin Falls
  • Published: 08/16/2019 09:37 PM

VIDEO: The Hagerman Fire Protection District is now equipped with an off-road vehicle thanks to a generous donation by a community member. The person, who wishes to remain anonymous, donated funds for the department to purchase a UTV. "This really took us by surprise. We thought this project would probably take us a minimum of five to six years," said Tim Peterson, Hagerman fire chief. "For this to develop within the last week, 10 days, it has just been unbelievable." Peterson said, in the past years there have been struggles getting to patients in tough terrains in a timely manner. They hope with the UTV it will alleviate those challenges. "Particularly our recreation areas, where we can't get a normal size response vehicle to, and then there's the issue of being able to get them out of that spot and to an area where an ambulance could get to them," Peterson said.


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