Incline Village, NV….This spring, the North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District purchased new vehicle extrication tools through grant funds awarded to the fire district through the Nevada Office of Traffic Safety’s Zero Fatalities Program. The Zero Fatalities Program utilizes the Nevada Strategic Highway Safety Plan http://zerofatalitiesnevada.com to educate citizens and increase awareness regarding safe driving practices in an effort to reduce fatalities and serious injuries on all Nevada public roads.
The $19,389.00 grant funds facilitated the purchase of four new vehicle extrication tools that have twice the cutting power as the tools they replaced (for example 120,000 lbs. vs. 60,000 lbs).
All on-line responders have received training on the new tools and they are in service on 1st out apparatus.