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Listen to live fire ground operations from the Cypress Creek Emergency Operations Center
On October 2, crews began training on the new high water response vehicle (well new to us). The 5 ton vehicle is a military surplus vehicle that was re purposed and modified to enhance response in the Harris County ESD 17 response area. The unit is assigned as Heavy Utility Truck (HUT) 800. The vehicle is 6 wheel drive and capable of traversing through areas of high water that still may be to shallow to deploy a rescue boat. The truck was modified by General Truck Body to better suit the needs of a municipal fire dept. The vehicle has additional lighting, a wheel chair ramp and a ladder attached to it to assist our citizens in getting in and out of the vehicle. We are excited to have this piece of equipment added to our fleet.