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In a feat of resourcefulness, the Beaver Emergency Services Commission (BESC) has completed an outstanding project for Station #2 in Ryley. Opting against the standard two-year wait for a factory-order bush truck, members of BESC instead embarked on an ambitious journey to build their own.
After the project kicked off in April, the crew promptly started planning and ordered the essential chassis and parts. Come August, with the arrival of the chassis and cab, the building process commenced. The team ordered and installed the box, had the wrap and graphics completed, and added new tires and a bush bumper. They also installed the CET Fire pump skid unit, and had the lights, siren, and radio installed.
In just over two months, just six months from the initial chassis order, the project resulted in a 2023 Ford F550 XL Crew Cab, equipped with a 7.3L V8 gas engine, a 19,500lb GVWR package, and a CET skid with a 300-gallon water tank and a 10-gallon foam tank. It also includes an 11hp Honda pump, a 12,000lb Warn winch, a Bullet Proof bush bumper, and Toyo tires.
A sincere thank you to every individual who lent their skill and time to this project. Congratulations on this accomplishment—a true reflection of what can be achieved through collaboration and community spirit.