SEELYVILLE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV)– One local fire department unveiled its first new fire engine in decades this weekend.
The Seelyville Fire Department showcased a new truck that will replace one purchased 25 years ago. It includes several upgrades, like better handling and more pump capacity, as well as better storage. Assistant Fire Chief John Hendrix said these are crucial improvements as they typically respond to 800-900 calls a year.
Hendrix said it cost around $630,000, but those costs are offset in other ways.
“We also look at it from an insurance standpoint, trucks like this allow us to lower our insurance rating,” he said.
The new truck will go into service on Tuesday.