Lewis Fire & Rescue Rebuilds 2nd Tanker Truck

CHESTER COUNTY, S.C. (CN2 NEWS) – Thanks to grants, county funds and donations raised by the department, a volunteer fire department in Chester County is getting a second tanker truck, after seeing more calls than ever before in its area.

Lewis Fire and Rescue has rebuilt a used truck from the South Carolina Forestry Commission and turned it into a tanker truck.

Captain Shane Broome says the need comes from the department being in a rural community where there are no hydrates. He goes on to say it is critical to have a tanker truck in case of a house fire or woods fire.

The new truck took about 6 to 8 months to rebuild and holds 3,000 gallons of water.

Captain Broome says the importance of having two tanker trucks is for fire crews to have a back up if needed on a fire call.

Captain Broome adding so far this year they’ve had close to 80 calls, compared to 2021 where they only had about 45 this time last year.

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