Big Moose Fire Company upgrades rescue sled; donations fund project

The Big Moose Fire Co. and Big Moose Ambulance Co. recently received a $1,000 donation from Dave Peterson of Fourth Lake and Boonville, to install a new Camoplast track on its rescue snowmobile.

The snowmobile is used to tow the Big Moose Ambulance Rescue Sled and the Big Moose Fire Co. Fire Sled on EMS, fire and rescue calls in their service area.The rescue sled is equipped with an EMS equipment bag, Automatic Electronic Defibrillator (AED), backboard, stokes basketand other rescue equipment.

The fire sled is equipped with a 150 gallon per minute water pump, ice augur, fire hose, chain saw and other fire fighting equipment.

The installation of the Camoplast track with deeper treads and spikes enables the snowmobile to tow heavier loads on steeper grades much more effectively.

The manufacturer of the track provided $150 to cover part of the cost of installation and Big Moose Yamaha of Eagle Bay provided the installation at no cost to Big Moose Ambulance and Fire.

Big Moose Ambulance Company, Inc. and Big Moose Fire Company provide EMS, fire and rescue service in the hamlets of Big Moose, Stillwater and Beaver River in a remote part of the Town of Webb in Northern Herkimer County.

With its High-rail Rescue Unit, Big Moose also provides rescue coverage along 32 miles of the Adirondack Scenic Railroad from Carter Station to Sabattis.

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