Owen County Rescue Team has purchased a used heavy duty truck to
replace the existing rescue vehicle. The vehicle was purchased from
the Interstate Battery store on the west side of Bloomington. The
truck was setting in their parking lot with a for sale sign on the
windshield. When OCRT approached the Manager of Interstate Battery
they reduced the asking price when they found out what their truck
would be used for!
One of the biggest
advantages to the new Rescue Truck is it's size and ability to carry
a larger payload than rescue 1. Now all the
equipment that OCRT has can be loaded and stored in
the new truck. The old rescue truck could never do that because it
was not rated to carry the amount of equipment needed.
In addition to the full
complement to rescue equipment; Rescue 2 can also carry all the rope
rescue equipment and supplies.
of the Owen County Rescue Team have put in countless volunteer hours
preparing the new truck for service. The truck is ready to go and
should have a long career with the Rescue Team!
We want to
thank all the volunteers of the Owen County Rescue Team for their
dedication to the community, the citizens and visitors of Owen
County. Few people know the amount of time these dedicated
volunteers spend training, attending classes and maintaining
the vehicles and equipment of the OCRT, insuring that they are
ready to respond at a moment's notice.
We also want
to thank the Allen Hall Memorial Fund Board of Directors for their
assistance in purchasing the new rescue