New Sevier Rescue Squad Truck

Sevierville (WVLT) -- Sevier County Volunteer Rescue Squad uncovered a new state of the art truck today.

"Where ever it goes it can do investigations, it can do water rescues, high angel rescues, trench rescues, building collapse, its all in one truck so we don't have to decide which truck to take anymore, we can just jump and go," said Chief Vernon Banks.

The truck makes it possible for emergency rescue crews to rely on one truck, instead taking several to respond to a call.

It will hold 90 percent of the rescue squad's equipment.

It also holds six emergency responders instead of the two that the old trucks held.

Banks said that the truck is dedicated to Jim Kyker and Jim Hill who both helped start the volunteer rescue squad in 1959.


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