North Lakes FD puts mini-truck into service
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Caribou Vocational Auto Body students that worked on the new truck, from left, are Derek Dufour, Preston Jackson, Deion Coudill, Brandon Brown and instructor Ken Westin. The new North Lakes Fire & Rescue “mini-truck” is suitable for ATV and woods trails.
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Caribou Vocational Auto Body students that worked on the new truck, from left, are Derek Dufour, Preston Jackson, Deion Coudill, Brandon Brown and instructor Ken Westin. The new North Lakes Fire & Rescue “mini-truck” is suitable for ATV and woods trails. - Contributed photo
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July 11 edition - ST. JOHN VALLEY - The North Lakes Fire & Rescue, which covers Sinclair, Cross Lake Township, Square Lake Township, and Madawaska Lake Township, has a newly remodeled UTV “Mini-Truck” that can fit onto small woods roads and trails.

Chief Darren R. Woods stated in a press release that North Lakes Fire & Rescue has put the truck into service to fight woods fires and assist with ATV incidents.

The truck was obtained at no cost to the department with help from the Maine Forest Service and the Federal Defense Logistics Agency Disposition Services.

When the fire department first received the truck it was in “pretty bad shape, flat tires and rotted metal,” Woods said in a press release.

North Lakes firefighters did some metal work and then they connected with the Caribou Regional Vocational Center. Students went through the engine first to ensure everything was operational, then it went to the auto body shop where they did “a lot of patching and painting,” according to Woods.

For information on North Lakes Fire & Rescue, visit www.northlakesfireandrescue.org