Knoxville (TN) Fire Department Debuts New Heavy Rescue Vehicle

The new rescue, which cost nearly $930,000, will replace a smaller 20-year-old truck that has nearly 200,000 miles of use.

According to a report from WATE, the Knoxville (TN) Fire Department (KFD) debuted its latest heavy rescue truck to the media on Thursday.

Knoxville Mayor Indya Kincannon was present at the unveiling and spoke with excitement and gratitude toward the KFD as well as its firefighters.

The new rescue, which cost $929,679, will replace a smaller 20-year-old truck that has nearly 200,000 miles of use. It will be used at large fires as the KFD’s search and rescue crew. It also responds to motor vehicle accidents with pinned victims as well as water rescues and trench collapses.

The heavy rescue has extra space for trench rescue equipment that would normally be moved by a trailer. The rescue is not expected to cut response times, but it will begin rescues at a quicker pace with its capacity to store this equipment.

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