DYER | Dyer has a new fire and rescue truck.
The department held a special dedication for it before the annual Fire Department open house last weekend, with town officials and firefighters in attendance.
Known as Engine 1912, the truck was purchased with money granted to the department by the Dyer Redevelopment Commission.
The truck was valued at $470,000, but after the department traded in two of its old trucks, Engine 1912 was acquired for about $450,000, Fire Chief Thad Stutler said.
It has features for both firefighting and rescue, Stutler said, and can hold 1,000 gallons of water and contains more than 200 feet of hose.
The rescue equipment virtually makes the firetruck into an ambulance without a cot, he said. Rescue equipment includes splints, oxygen and a defibrillator, Stutler said.