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Rapid City Council members approve purchase of emergency management vehicle

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Leaders of KOTA Territory emergency management crews are trying to make sure they have the right equipment if another disaster hits.
A newly approved piece of equipment will be a big part of that.
 
At Monday's Rapid City Council meeting, council members approved the purchase of a $95,000 track vehicle.

Fire Chief Mike Maltaverne, Rapid City, says the hand-me-down foreign war-truck he will get from a town in Colorado is one of only two in the United States. Maltaverne says the track vehicle is able to go on a number of surfaces. "It can haul 16/17 people. It would be good for getting fire fighters, police officers- getting them into the stations, doing a sweep on our interstates, or some of the areas in the community that drift real bad," said Maltaverne.

This $95,000 purchase was originally part of a much larger $663,000 emergency list. Council members voted to review the other items on the list for two more weeks, before giving the rest of the funding a green light.

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