Roseville firefighters are better equipped to respond to two different kinds of emergencies.
The City recently replaced the Fire Department’s outdated medic unit with a 2013 Chevy Suburban. The medical unit is equipped with some of the latest technology for computer-assisted dispatch (CAD), lighting and vehicle reflection. The new vehicle will be used to respond to about 4,600 medical and fire emergencies each year.
The vehicle is outfitted with emergency medical equipment as well as fire suppression equipment. One of the major pieces of equipment is an “extendo bed” that can be pulled out of the vehicle. This extendo bed saves space and holds firefighter turnout gear and equipment. This makes the vehicle much more versatile to respond to and be effective at emergencies.
In addition to the medic unit, the City also recently purchased a utility truck and foam trailer to help with fuel accidents and fires. Three fuel companies, Lube-Tech, Magellan Pipeline and NuStar Energy, made donations to the city to help pay for the truck and trailer.
The Roseville Fire Department is trained and prepared to respond to emergencies at a storage site or during a fuel transportation accident. With the new utility truck and foam trailer firefighters will be able to access tight areas and move around hazards on roadways and in the tank farms much more easily. This upgraded equipment is vital because two major fuel storage facilities and a major fuel recycling plant are located in the city. In addition a gasoline pipeline runs through Roseville, and semi-tanker vehicles carrying flammable liquid make hundreds of trips in and out of Roseville each day.
By updating the apparatus fleet together with technological advancements and continued training, the Fire Department is at the leading edge of preparedness and response. It is a sense of pride and duty that firefighters work to keep Roseville citizens, visitors and businesses safe.