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KFD's New Rescue Truck Proves to be a Workhorse 
In its first two months of service, the Knoxville Fire Department's rescue truck has already proven itself to be a workhorse.

The $929,679 truck has made close to 400 emergency runs, answering an average of 5 to 6 calls per day. 

The truck is centrally based at KFD's Downtown Headquarters Fire Station, so that it can quickly reach accident victims in any part of the city.

The new vehicle replaced a 20-year-old truck with 198,152 miles on the odometer. These rescue trucks are extremely versatile - that's why they go out on so many calls. KFD uses the truck as part of its response to car crashes with pinned victims, large fires, water rescues and trench collapses.

ICYMI back in February, here is a photo gallery from when Fire Chief Stan Sharp and Mayor Indya Kincannon dedicated the new truck as it entered into service.

KFD's new rescue truck was dedicated on Feb. 4, 2021

Chief Sharp and Mayor Kincannon at the Feb. 4, 2021 dedication

The rescue truck is equipped with lightweight battery-powered extrication tools that increase the mobility and speed of first responders in reaching accident victims

Rescue truck, dedicated Feb. 4, 2021

Rescue truck, dedicated Feb. 4, 2021

Rescue truck, dedicated Feb. 4, 2021

The new rescue truck typically responds to 5 or 6 emergency calls each day.

Posted by evreeland On 09 April, 2021 at 5:59 PM