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New fire engine for Knotts Island Volunteer Fire Department

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Posted at 2:39 PM, Sep 04, 2013
and last updated 2013-09-04 14:39:19-04

Knotts Island, NC – Currituck County is pleased to announce the delivery of a new fire engine truck to serve the community of Knotts Island.

According to Randall Edwards, Currituck County Public Information Officer, the Knotts Island Volunteer Fire Department (KIVFD) received the vehicle on August 13, 2013, and has been mounting equipment on the vehicle in preparation for active service.

KIVFD members, along with personnel from Currituck County Emergency Medical Services assigned to Knotts Island, are also conducting training sessions with the fire engine.

Manufactured by E-One, officials say the truck will help provide timely fire protection to the Knotts Island community. As this new vehicle is brought into service, an older truck will be retired. Currently, KIVFD operates three fire engines, one tanker, and one brush truck.

The members of the Knotts Island Volunteer Fire Department thank the Board of Commissioners, as well as the truck acquisition committee, for their commitment and hard work to pursue and secure this important replacement to the station’s current fleet.