Salado Volunteer Fire Department lost its prime rescue truck this morning when a volunteer was responding to a motor vehicle accident at about midnight last night (March 30). While en route the driver noticed smoke filling inside of the cab. The driver was able to pull over and escape the apparatus and call for help before the cab became fully involved. Fortunately, SVFD was able to get the rescue equipment off of the truck and there were no injuries to SVFD personnel.
This vehicle was our only primary heavy rescue that was used to respond to all motor vehicle accidents. This vehicle carried all extrication equipment and medical supplies.
The money raised will be used towards getting a replacement heavy rescue vehicle.