HENDERSON, Ky. (WFIE) - The Henderson City/County Volunteer Rescue Squad now has some new tools to help the citizens of Henderson County.
The Gary Sinise Foundation donated more than $52 thousand to purchase new to replace older equipment.
This new gear will make the volunteer rescue much faster and efficient in helping save lives.
“It’s kinda been like a Christmas present under the tree, you can’t open it just yet, but it’s gonna be awesome for the community. The time it takes to normally get the pump off the truck, the hoses hooked up could be three to five minutes. Now it’s gonna be you step off the truck, you grab that tool, you can go to the car start doing what you need to do while that other set is being hooked up," said Brian Coghill, Assistant Chief of Henderson Rescue Squad.
Gary Sinise, as most people remember, played Lieutenant Dan in the 1990s film Forrest Gump.