HARVARD — Rollstone Bank & Trust recently gave $5,000 to the Harvard Fire Department for help purchasing a truck with an aerial lift. The department did not have its own tower truck and relied on area towns to provide one when needed.
Harvard Fire Chief Richard Sicard said, “The need for the new aerial truck was very deep. We have never had an aerial truck in town and it has already proven useful during a fire.” Sicard also said, with a chuckle, that they were able to use it to restring the Christmas lights on the common. The truck also greatly improves the safety of firefighters, since they can work from the platform instead of ground ladders placed on uneven or icy ground. “We are very appreciative of Rollstone Bank’s donation.”
“RBT prides itself on helping the community, and the need of the Harvard Fire Department was very clear,” said Linda Racine, Executive Vice President of Rollstone Bank & Trust. “The dedicated firefighters, most of whom volunteer, do an excellent job keeping their town safe, and we are honored to support them.”
Since 1846, Rollstone Bank & Trust has been serving the people, businesses and organizations of Central Massachusetts and continually earns 5-star rating for safety and soundness. It has eight offices, located throughout Fitchburg and Leominster, as well as Harvard, Townsend, and Worcester. It can be found on the web at www.RollstoneBank.com.