New fire truck can navigate the Mall

If there’s a fire emergency on the Downtown Mall, don’t be surprised if you see an odd little fire truck arrive on the scene. The Charlottesville Fire Department just bought a funky new Emergency Response Vehicle (ERV).

According to fire chief Charles L. Werner, it’ll be used to get to people on hiking or biking trails, on the Downtown Mall during crowed events, and at UVA football games.

The two-seater carries a fire extinguisher, first aid kit, an automatic external defibrillator (AED), berating equipment, and can ever flow some water and putting out some firefighting foam.


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