County Unveils New Fire Equipment
Two months ago things looked bleak for the County and their fire services, but it was all sunshine as they unveiled their new fire equipment Tuesday.
"We consider it a historic event, what we've been able to accomplish in 2 months normally takes years, but we were under the gun and we got it done."
"We are in the process of acquiring additional equipment, these trucks need to be put together so it takes time."
"We have two more vehicles coming in, two fire trucks. One is a three thousand gallon tanker and the other is a one thousand gallon brush truck."
Also on display was the group of men and women that will be protecting the County as firefighters. Commissioners have found enough money to pay a portion of the crew, but most will still serve as volunteers.
"12 firefighters, which are certified firefighters, the rest will be on a volunteer basis.”
They are hoping to bring on more volunteers in the near future and at some point have an entire fleet of their own.
"This is just a start, we will be ready for October 1st but we will keep developing this department to eventually have our own fire department."
And that means even brighter days may be on the horizon for residents of Webb County. Ryan Bailey, Pro8News