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Reno, NV. September 8, 2021 – Truckee Meadows Fire & Rescue (TMFR) has donated a Type I Fire Engine to Indian Valley Fire & Rescue.
On August 4, 2021, three weeks after the Dixie Fire was first reported, the entire town of Greenville, California was burned to include the fire station and all fire suppression equipment. Indian Valley Fire & Rescue provides oversight for the fire stations in Greenville, Taylorsville, North Am, and Genesee, all of which have been impacted by the devastating Dixie Fire.
A surplus 1994 Navistar fire engine currently in surplus was donated. The engine is fully stocked with hoses, extrication tools, power fans, ladder, generator, and other equipment, along with EMS supplies.
TMFR Captain Shawn Heywood, also the fire chief for the Loyalton volunteer fire department, a nearby community to Greenville, brought the idea forward to TMFR Fire Chief Charles Moore after his department also donated fire equipment.