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A New Addition to the Fire Department

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La Crosse, WI (WXOW) - The La Crosse Fire Department received a much needed donation from Clason Buick and GMC. The car dealership worked with Rod's Ride on Powersports to purchase and modify a 900 series Polaris ATV.

This ATV comes with rescue lights, rescue gear, and a modified back end that holds an EMS cot. The new ATV will allow the fire rescue team to be able to get closer to accidents that the other vehicles can not get to. The main uses will be for bluff and trail rescue but is not limited to just that. Since it is small it will also be able to assist in major events like Riverfest and Oktoberfest.

The Clason family has worked with the community to help donate in the past as well. In 2007 the family donated money to help the La Crosse Police Department purchase, Ralph, a drug-sniffing dog. The family also donated some vehicles for the D.A.R.E. Unit in La Crosse.

The next thing the fire department will be looking for is a trailer to haul the ATV.
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