2017-08-16 / Front Page

Ceremony for new Jenkins fire truck



The newest addition to the Jenkins Volunteer Fire Department’s fleet of trucks was officially put into service Monday evening. The 2004 HME four-wheel-drive rescue truck was purchased for approximately $60,000 from a fire department in Pennsylvania, and on Monday, the fire department held a “Push Ceremony” for the new truck. In such a ceremony, the department’s members work together to push the new truck into its bay, symbolically pushing the truck into service. Jenkins Fire Chief Rick Corbett said the new truck will be an asset to the community, and will aid the department in responding to incidents in all weather conditions. The new truck replaces an older truck the department recently sold to another department in the Midwest. The newest addition to the Jenkins Volunteer Fire Department’s fleet of trucks was officially put into service Monday evening. The 2004 HME four-wheel-drive rescue truck was purchased for approximately $60,000 from a fire department in Pennsylvania, and on Monday, the fire department held a “Push Ceremony” for the new truck. In such a ceremony, the department’s members work together to push the new truck into its bay, symbolically pushing the truck into service. Jenkins Fire Chief Rick Corbett said the new truck will be an asset to the community, and will aid the department in responding to incidents in all weather conditions. The new truck replaces an older truck the department recently sold to another department in the Midwest.

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