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Thanks to a grant from the Willmar Area Faith at Work organization, local emergency workers will have access to two utility task vehicles and trailers to haul them. (Tribune photo by Ron Adams)

Grant will pay for utility task vehicles for Willmar, Minn., fire, ambulance crews


WILLMAR -- The Willmar Ambulance Service and the Willmar Fire Department have for years each wanted a piece of equipment called a utility task vehicle.

Ambulance and fire officials say such a vehicle can be equipped with tracks that allow personnel to drive on debris-strewn surfaces, through fields and over snowdrifts where a wheeled vehicle might get a punctured tire or become stuck. The tracks can be removed when not needed and wheels installed.

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David Little
David Little covers the Willmar City Council, Willmar Municipal Utilities and other city news.
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