Caraway new fire truck arrived Monday, April 22, at city hall and was welcomed by city official and volunteer firemen.
The Class A pumper was purchased from Leeco Inc. of Damascus for $28,965. The truck has a 2,000 gallon tank with a 1,250 pump and a freight line chassis. A top-mounted pumper will be installed at a later date.
Jessica Pennington and David lee, with Emergency One of Ocalo, Fla., were on hand to help celebrate, along with the Fire Truck Committee, Marvin Browning, Roger Williams, James Glidewell, Kenny Weathers and Caraway Mayor Danny Dunigan. Caraway Fire Chief Johnny Boatman was unable to attend.
"We have been working on this for a long time," Dunigan said. "Four years ago I asked the council to start putting back the Act 833 money into an interest bearing account, so they could make the purchase. I appointed Marvin Browning, Roger Williams, James Glidewell and Kenny Weathers to serve on a Fire Truck Committee, to work out the details of purchasing the truck," Dunigan said. "I have a lot of trust in these men and knew that they would do a good job."
"The City of Caraway currently has two other fire engines," Dunigan said. "The new truck will be a real plus for the city and will eventually lower the insurance rates because of our excellent coverage."