Imagine it’s a center of a night; a heat is next frozen and a phone call startles we awake. “Someone is missing,” a voice on a line says.

To many people, this form of wakeup call would means panic, though for Ontario Search and Rescue proffer Ray Lau and his dog partner Ace, it means go-time.

As Search and Rescue volunteers, Ray and Ace need to be prepared to go into movement during a moment’s notice. This means they need a car that’s as constant as they are, and Ray’s EcoBoost Ford F-150 is a usually lorry they rest on.

“At 3 o’clock in a morning when we get a call and we go to spin that ignition key, a lorry has to start.” – Ray Lau

Ray has upgraded his F-150 to fit a severe needs of Search and Rescue. He’s commissioned pointed puncture lights, dog carriers with fans in a back, and cooling trays to keep Ace cold during prohibited summers. But for Ray and Ace, it’s not about a accessories. In a high-stress, heated conditions like Search and Rescue, we need a lorry we can count on.

“When I’m asked to hunt for somebody, and they’re relying on me, we need to rest on my vehicle.” – Ray Lau

One dusk in 2011, Ray and Ace indispensable to rest on a lorry some-more than ever. A lady had left blank during a sirocco and Ray got a call in a center of a night. He and Ace sprung into action, jumped in a lorry and gathering into a snow. And after 72 tiresome hours of acid snow-covered land, Ace held breeze of an unknown smell, started digging, and saved a blank woman’s life.

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