Walton County Fire Rescue unveils new heavy rescue truck

WALTON COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Walton County Fire Rescue has a new tool to respond to emergencies.

First heavy rescue truck unveiled by Walton County Fire Rescue. (WJHG/WECP)

On Thursday, they unveiled their new heavy rescue truck. It's the first one ever in Walton County.

Officials say they are glad to finally have this, and at a low cost to taxpayers.

Fire Chief Russell Beaty says this is important to have as Walton County continues to grow.

"We're seeing an increase in the number and the severity of automobile accidents and so that was a large force in this thing," said Beaty.

The chief also says this truck will help firefighters fight fires longer, as well as respond to high-speed and multiple vehicle accidents.

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