Bella Coola Fire Department Chief Fred Sorenson with the upgraded truck

Bella Coola Fire Department Chief Fred Sorenson with the upgraded truck

Bella Coola Fire Department makes impressive upgrade

The Bella Coola Volunteer Fire Department has just made a fire fighting apparatus upgrade in the form of a truck.

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.