Special Operations 39 of Fountain, West Virginia has an interesting history. It was originally delivered to Ellicott City, Maryland in Howard County. It is a 1984 GMC Astro with a Ranger squad body. It was delivered in lime green and white colors. In 1991, Ellicott City rehabbed the rescue and it was painted white with red stripes.
Ellicott City sold the squad to Berkeley County, West Virginia, which is located near Martinsburg. It ran as HAZMAT 90 for Berkeley County. HAZMAT 90 stayed in the white with red stripes color.
From Berkeley County, it was sold to Hampshire County, West Virginia and operated as a HAZMAT unit and kept at the 911 communications center in Romney. In 2015, Hampshire County acquired one of the state owned Freightliner tractor trailer HAZMAT trucks. As a result, the truck was donated to Fountain, West Virginia.
Fountain added the blue stripes. The truck's radio ID is Special Operations 39 and it handles HAZMAT, technical rescue, rope rescue, etc. operations.