Cocoa Beach Regional Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting for Brevard County Fire Rescue’s newest emergency response vehicle for the Brevard Zoo Linear Park.

The Yamaha Viking VI Ranch Edition utility vehicle is smaller and lighter than full size emergency vehicles so it can access those in need on the Linear Park trail.
 
“Four emergencies in 2020 involving cardiac distress and heat exhaustion took place on the Brevard Linear Park trail” Brevard County Fire Chief Mark Schollmeyer said. That trail cannot support a heavy vehicle so the need for a smaller and lighter vehicle was apparent.
 
Brevard Fire and Rescue partnered with the Brevard Zoo and Brevard Parks and Recreation for a storage location of the new emergency response vehicle. The vehicle is kept near the entrance of the trail. Impact fees were used to pay for the vehicle.