Corning, Calif. - The Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians granted Cal Fire with $125,000 for a new rescue squad vehicle.
"Anytime we can make a contribution that will help our community be safer and healthier, you know, it's our pleasure," tribal chairman Andrew Alejandre said.
On Tuesday, they had a ribbon cutting at the Rolling Hills Casino to present the new vehicle to the Tehama County volunteer firefighters at station 12 in Corning.
The rescue vehicle replaces a truck that was 20 years old. The new vehicle is larger and carries more support equipment.
"This rescue squad is basically outfitted for medical aids, traffic collisions, structure fires support for structure fires," Corning Rural Fire Company Chief Jim Allen said.
Allen noted they would not have been able to afford this vehicle without the help from the tribe.