Kentucky has new response truck for natural disasters

BOWLING GREEN, Ky.-Kentucky now has a new response truck to assist in natural disasters. 

The truck was paid for by a $125,000 donation from Burning Barrel Skill Games, powered by Pace-O-Matic. 

The 32 foot truck and trailer can sleep six people. It has running water, showers, and a kitchen. This allows area first responders access to meals, water and equipment while they’re on a scene. 

A lot of times, first responders who live in the area where a disaster hit, have also lost everything…but they are still doing their job. 

“After the hurricane, tornado, or whatever, the flood, whatever the natural disaster is you have first responders who don’t have electricity, food, places to live, things of that nature because they were not allowed to leave,” said Kentucky Fraternal Order of Police National Trustee Shawn Heilbig. 

The team’s most recent deployment was in Ft. Myers.