VFD invited to apply for Hawkins County Volunteer Firefighters Association fire truck | Rogersville

On Tuesday, I received notification from Vic Whipple, president of the Laurel Volunteer Fire Department, that the Laurel VFD has voted to donate their 1999 American LaFrance pumper to the Hawkins County Volunteer Firefighters Association. {/ span}

This is the fourth major donation of fire equipment that your association has facilitated in the past four months.

To be eligible to receive this truck, the following conditions must be met and accepted:

1. The fire department must be a member of the Hawkins County Volunteer Firefighters Association and have sufficient space to house the truck.

2. The truck should respond to all automatic and mutual aid calls when shipped.

3. The truck must replace an older vehicle currently in service with the ownership of the decommissioned vehicle transferred to HCVFA.

4. The truck cannot be sold or given away.

5. The ownership of the truck returns to the HCVFA in the event of the dissolution of the department.

6. The service that receives the truck will pay the cost of delivering the truck to Hawkins County.

The estimated delivery of this latest acquisition is scheduled for October 15, 2021.

If you are interested in this vehicle and agree to the six stipulations above, please reply in writing / email to the President of HCVFA at: [email protected]

Specifications of the fire truck include: 1999 American LaFrance; Stainless steel rescue body for 4 guys, built by 4-Guys Manufacturing; 31,800 GNPV; Hale QMax 2250 GPM pump, rated at 1750 GPM; 30 ‘7 “long; 10’ 2” high; 180-inch wheelbase; Detroit Diesel Series 60 – 430 horsepower; Allison HD-4060P OEM Global Transmission, Rebuilt / Replaced 2019; Jacobs engine brake; NEW brakes, rotors, air cartridge 2021; LED headlights; 500 gallon polyethylene water tank; and 1 “Booster line.

Whenever someone asks you what the Hawkins County Volunteer Firefighters Association does, you can tell them that they are working to improve the quality of fire services in Hawkins County.

Bill Killen is a retired US Navy and NASA firefighter who is currently president of the Hawkins County Volunteer Firefighters Association.

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