The 50+ miles of recreational snowmobile
trails in Greene Township combined with a high rate of lake effect snow
make a vehicle like this invaluable to the department. It was fabricated
in 2009 by Fire Police Member Frank Winklebauer, then painted by Mr. Jim
Johnson of Tate Rd.
Snow Rescue 1
has a capacity for one patient plus one attendant in a rear facing,
belted seat. The patient carrying litter accepts all types of long
backboards and stokes baskets.
When called into service, Snow Rescue 1
is delivered to the scene by Mr. Winklebauer with a custom outfitted
snowmobile. If he is not available the device can be transported by one
of several trained members of the local Wales Snow Drifters Snowmobile Club.