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New Kennewick Fire Truck to Help Rescue Team

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KENNEWICK, WA-- The Kennewick Fire Department has a shiny new fire engine that's prepared to respond faster to rescue missions.

The new fire truck includes added features like a front piece to stabilize overturned cars at accidents and extra storage space will help with their rescue missions. 

The new truck is specially made to provide the additional storage space for rescue equipment.  The rescue team previously had to load up a trailer to pull to locations, which often delayed response times, but this new truck will speed up their arrival. 

The truck will be used by the Tri-Cities regional technical rescue team to help people get out of difficult situations safely.

"An ideal piece of equipment to deal with a need that we've know for a while that just haven't had the resources to address. This will be a game changer for us," said Tim Harkins, Kennewick Fire Department.

The new fire truck cost nearly half a million dollars. 

The station will add some more technical pieces to the truck over the next two weeks and then it will be ready to hit the streets and respond to calls.