WESTERLY — Members of the Watch Hill Fire Department will have a new tool, or in this case truckload of tools, this summer.

The fire department this week unveiled the latest addition to the fleet, a 2019 Chevrolet Silverado that will serve as a rescue vehicle. The truck, which will be designated as Squad 100, will replace a 2006 GMC pickup with a regular cab. The new vehicle carries an extensive collection of water and ice rescue equipment as well as hydraulic rescue tools.

"We sincerely appreciate the continued support of the Watch Hill residents and taxpayers for recognizing the value of providing their firefighters with the tools and equipment they need to provide the emergency services that the Watch Hill community expects and deserves," Watch Hill Fire Chief Robert Peacock said.

— Jason Vallee

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