Posted: 05/19/08 11:08 AM
Los Angeles County Lifeguards Go “Green” With Fuel-Efficient Ford Escape Hybrids For Their Beach Patrol Fleet
EVENT: In time for Memorial Day, “the unofficial start of summer,” the Los Angeles County Lifeguards, a division of the Los Angeles County Fire Department, and Ford Motor Company will announce a new partnership making the Ford Escape Hybrid SUV the “Official Vehicle of Los Angeles County Beach Lifeguards.” Ford will deliver the first 10 of 45 Escape Hybrids, the world’s most fuel-efficient SUV, to the Lifeguard fleet.
This announcement marks a significant environmental step for the Los Angeles County Lifeguards, as they employ the Partial Zero Emissions Vehicle (PZEV) Escape Hybrid to patrol beaches this summer and beyond.
WHEN: Friday, May 23, 2008, at 10 a.m. PDT
WHERE: Los Angeles County Lifeguard Headquarters, 2300 Oceanfront Walk, Venice 90291
Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky, 3rd District, L.A. County Board of Supervisors
Hal Dewsnap, Los Angeles Regional Manager, Ford Motor Company
Chief Mike Frazer, L.A. County Lifeguards
VISUALS: L.A. County Lifeguards, Hybrid Lifeguard vehicles, historic photos of Ford Lifeguard vehicles, B-roll footage of a Ford Escape hybrid
DIRECTIONS: Exit 405 Freeway at Venice Blvd. Take Venice Blvd. West until it ends at beach parking lot. Parking is free, event will take place at southern end of beach parking lot, adjacent to Lifeguard Headquarters building.