NORMAN — The Norman Fire Department is expected to receive a donation today from local restaurant chain Firehouse Subs.
Firehouse Subs will present firefighters with a new Gator, an off-road vehicle, at 10 a.m. at their Norman location, 320 12th Avenue Southeast.
“It will mostly be used at special events,” Deputy Fire Chief Jim Bailey said.
The Gator will help firefighters be better equipped and respond more quickly to calls during large events such as University of Oklahoma football games, Norman Music Festival and Fourth of July festivities in Reaves Park, he said.
Bailey said the fire department was previously using a pretty old golf cart to get through the large crowds.
The new Gator will be equipped with a small water tank and a backboard to help transport an injured person to an ambulance. The tank will have a pump and a nozzle that can be used to help extinguish a small fire, Bailey said.
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