The Emergency Vehicle

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Back when Mr. James was working, people in the community more often than not reached out to the Ranger in times of crisis. “When wintertime came, I kept a Forest Service four-wheel drive vehicle chained up, ready to go, because that was the emergency vehicle for the community where we were,” Mr. James explains. A sign was placed on the vehicle to let others know that it was ‘for official use only’ and could not be used for anything else.

This is just another example of how beneficial the Forest Service was, and is, to surrounding communities.