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The Heavy Rescue

LAFD Heavy Rescue 56

The Heavy Rescue - the LAFD operates this specialized tow-truck as a "Heavy Rescue" out of Fire Station 56 in the LA community of  Silverlake. This mammoth apparatus is useful in a wide variety of situations, including but not limited to righting overturned big rigs, pulling crushed vehicles apart, and lifting heavy objects. One of the things the firefighters who operate the Heavy-U (the rig used to be called a Heavy Utility), is their district. "What's my first-in district?" a firefighter from 56s asks. "What is it?" you reply. He smiles and says, "the city."

The photo above shows HR 56 parked in front of quarters on a bright sunny day in the Silverlake district of Los Angeles.

[ photo by Robert Gladden ]

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