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Police, fire department unveil new command vehicle
The new mobile command vehicle for the City of Saskatoon's police and fire departments was unveiled to media Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017. (Mark Villani/CTV Saskatoon)
Published Tuesday, September 12, 2017 6:58PM CST
Saskatoon police and fire services have a new tool to handle large-scale emergencies in the city.
A new mobile command vehicle, which replaces the previous yellow command bus, was unveiled to media Tuesday. The upgraded 2005 motorhome features high-definition monitors, wireless networks and six video displays.
“When emergencies happen, first responders need a nerve centre to work from, so that the flow of information and operations happens in the same spot; it’s just another way for us to keep our community safe,” fire Chief Morgan Hackl said in a news release.
City council paid $620,000 for the vehicle. A new unit would have cost around $1.2 million, according to the Saskatoon Fire Department.
The previous command bus dated back to 1976.