The Acushnet Fire and Police Departments were
successful in receiving grant funding for the purchase of two All
Terrain Vehicles. These ATV's will be used in many ways; from
patrol and surveillance work by Police Officers to carrying water
and tools into off road areas by Firefighters at woods fires.
Two 26-gallon water tanks equipped with a pump and hose can be
mounted on the rear of each unit. By quickly bringing water to
the front of a woods fire it is possible to limit the fires spread.
The Southeast Homeland Security Council
provided funding for the ATV's. The grant was a joint
effort of the Fire and Police Departments. Prior to this
grant award the public safety departments of Acushnet had no
mechanized means to access the wooded areas of our community.
The Acushnet Police Department website
contains information on how residents can report ATV related
vandalism and request Police Officer ATV patrols. Please
visit them at
Above, Firefighter Eric Arruda works on
installing one of the pump-equipped 26 gallon water tanks.
ATV UPDATE - 8/11/06
As of August 11, 2006, the two new ATVs have
been readied for frontline service with the addition of new
protective equipment (helmets, goggles, etc.) as well as a new
trailer for rapid transportation of the units. Below are
some new photos of the ATVs and the new trailer.
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