The Bella Coola Volunteer Fire Department has just made a fire fighting apparatus upgrade in the form of a truck. It will be used to compliment existing vehicles. The truck has a 500 gallon water capacity and it houses a small generator that can be used to power flood lights.
Additionally, it has a foam-making device which will aid in addressing certain fire-related incidences; foam is used as a fire suppressant to cool flames and coat the fuel while preventing the fire from coming into further contact with oxygen. The truck will soon be re-painted with the department name and telephone number, and staff will soon be trained in the operation of the vehicle.