Groveland Fire Department Debuts New Squad 1 Vehicle

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Groveland Fire Department
Richard York, Interim Fire Chief
Public Safety Building
181 Main St
Groveland, MA 01834

For Immediate Release

Friday, Jan. 11, 2019

Media Contact: John Guilfoil
Phone: 617-993-0003

Groveland Fire Department Debuts New Squad 1 Vehicle

The Groveland Fire Department has a new Squad 1 vehicle that is now in service. (Courtesy Photo Groveland Fire Department)

GROVELAND — Interim Fire Chief Richard York is pleased to announce that the Groveland Fire Department’s new Squad 1 vehicle is now in service.

A 2019 Chevrolet Tahoe 4X4, the Squad 1 truck arrived in late December and is a registered Class V ambulance, operating at the Basic Life Support level.

Firefighters will take Squad 1 to all medical calls, motor vehicle crashes and other calls for service, as needed. The truck is equipped with EpiPens, Albuterol, Narcan, glucose, glucometers, an AED, and all other necessary medical equipment.

The new Squad 1 vehicle, which was approved at last year’s Town Meeting, replaces the department’s 1995 Ford F-450.

“This vehicle is more maneuverable and will be invaluable during calls for service because it is able to get into tight areas, which we we are not able to do with our engine, ladder or former Squad 1 vehicle,” Chief York said.

The department’s new Squad 1 is its third registered Class V ambulance, along with Engine 1 and Squad 2.