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McCutchanville firefighters dedicate new truck in Jeremy's honor

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There's a new fire truck in service at a McCutchanville station.

It replaces the one that crashed last year, killing firefighter Jeremy Tighe.

Last weekend, there was a private dedication ceremony for McCutchanville Firefighters, the board of trustees, and Jeremy's family. The truck was put into service Monday night.

It's a combination of old and new. Some of the parts of this truck were taken from the old one, including the engine, transmission, the pump, and some of the compartment doors on the back of the truck.

On the side of the truck, right near the door where firefighters get in, is a plaque dedicating it to Jeremy Tighe.

"We said from the day one when we replaced the truck that the new one would have Jeremy's name on it," said Steve Gibson with the department. "We'll never forget Jeremy. He was a member of this department for a year. He's always in our memory. We quietly did a dedication and put the plaque on."

Before it went into service firefighters had to train on it, learning where the equipment is, how it drives, and how it pumps.

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