Spencer Township Fire Department is not superstitious. Instead, they feel lucky to have gotten a new rescue vehicle, no matter what the number is.
“This new Rescue vehicle is #13, but we are sure this number will save someone’s life one day and make it their new lucky number,” said Spencer Chief Alan Wright.
He explained that Rescue 13 is not replacing any truck. “It’s just adding to our fleet,” he said.
Wright said that Rescue 13 would also be used for those rainy, cold or hot days to get patients out of the elements, and will also serve as a rehabilitation place for the fire fighters.
The rig, which was donated by a local ambulance service, is the result of several entities working together, and Wright is thankful to them all. Fire personnel put in many volunteer hours painting and putting it together. “A special thanks goes out to Bob Kijawski for putting in the most volunteer hours,” said Wright.