Hastings Fire and Rescue has welcomed a 2019 Dodge Ram with four-wheel drive, reports Hastings Tribune.
The newest apparatus is a 160-gallon water tank with a water pump with Class A firefighting foam capabilities, equipment for fighting wildland fires and advanced life support medical equipment.
The vehicle cost about $77,000 with around $10,000 of new equipment and about $30,000 in repurposed gear. The expense was included in the budget last year and approved by the Hastings City Council.
The public was invited to participate in the ceremony, beginning with hosing and drying off the vehicle.