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Red Cross gets new vehicle to help firefighters on the job

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YAKIMA, Wash.-- The American Red Cross in Yakima will soon have a new mobile station to help firefighters in emergency situations.

It's part of their rehab program, which sends volunteers out to feed and shelter firefighters on large emergencies.

The new vehicle is an old ambulance donated by the Selah fire department.

Volunteers say this will cut their response time by nearly an hour.

"It's an instant response vehicle... It will allow us to just get in... Go. We don't have to spend any time loading the thing up," says Volunteer Ray Gregg.

Gregg and fellow volunteer Mike Geerhart worked for nearly three years to get the new mobile station.

Gregg says they're always looking for more volunteers or donations for the program.

For more information, contact the Yakima Red Cross office at 457-1690.

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