Red Cross volunteers impressed with new emergency response vehicle

BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - The South Mississippi chapter of the Red Cross is testing out a new emergency response vehicle. The local chapter is one of only 24 around the country asked to test and assess the new vehicles.

This one has a lot of features the old vehicles do not. For instance, there is a GPS system, a back up camera, and wi-fi capability. Those are just some of the bells and whistles that have volunteers very impressed.

Jerry White has been a volunteer driver for the Red Cross for more than a decade.

"This is quite a change," White said. "I would say this is much better. In fact, this vehicle is designed to serve a variety of functions, whereas the old one was mostly for food distribution."

The South Mississippi chapter is hopeful that the national office will decide that South Mississippi should get one of these new emergency response vehicles.  They should have an answer to that request, in the next few months.

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