The Chattanooga Fire Department is now owns a new mass casualty bus to help aid if disaster strikes in Tennessee. It was built from an old school bus.

The red and white refurbished school bus cost $60,000 and was paid for through a Homeland Security Grant.

Inside you will find all the bells and whistles needed during a large scale emergency; first aid kits, 18 detachable stretchers, floatation devices and condensed seats to transport a 12 person EMS team.

The local tactical director says; the new casualty bus will be fully stocked with supplies ready to respond to any emergency within our 10 county region.

A training will be held within the month of August to review all the features inside.