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Rapid City purchases Swedish military vehicle for storm response

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By Barrett Phillips

The Rapid City Fire Department received new equipment to help emergency response efforts in case of another "October blizzard."


The Hagglunds Bandvagn 206 is capable of cutting through rough terrain, large amounts of debris, mud, water, and snow.  With rubber tracks it can also be driven on pavement for a short time.  

The heavy machinery will be used to help rescue people in natural disasters. 
It can evacuate 17 people at once.

The city purchased the vehicle for $95,000.



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