One local fire department will soon have a new tool at its disposal.

The Knox County Council approved a revolving loan to the Vincennes Fire Department.

Fire department officials asked for around $800-thousand to be paid back over the next five years.

The money will go into next year’s budget.

It will help pay to keep firefighter equipment up to date.

The fire department is looking to get a new truck to replace one that’s around 23-years-old.

Officials say the truck will take around a year and a half to get.