Virginia department donates fire truck to Texas department hit hard by Harvey

  • Source: KRIS-TV NBC 6 Corpus Christi
  • Published: 12/07/2017 12:00 AM

Port Aransas Volunteer Fire Department received a fire truck today, donated by the Philomont Volunteer Fire Department from Virginia. The truck was driven from Virginia to Port Aransas by firefighters from Philomont Volunteer Fire Department. "When we saw the flooding and damage on the television we went to county fire chief and asked what we could do to help," said Philomont Volunteer Fire Department Chief Rick Pearsall. "The fire service is a brotherhood and everyone does what they can to help each other." The truck is a 2001 fire engine that can be used to fight structure fires, respond to vehicle accidents and medical emergencies. It will help to build the capacity of Port Aransas to levels prior to Hurricane Harvey.


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