Getting new truck big news for Marshall Co. fire department

By Stephen McLamb- bio | email

MARSHALL COUNTY, AL - A new fire truck will soon be on its way to a rural fire department in Marshall County.

It's all thanks to a more than 90-thousand dollar grant. That's good news for any volunteer fire department where financial resources are difficult to find.

Congressman Robert Aderholt made the FEMA grant announcement Monday afternoon.

For the Hebron Fire Department, they've come a long way from just a single used truck twenty years ago. The department has six trucks and waiting on their seventh after the grant was announced Monday.

The volunteer department plans to obtain a new truck that would be a quick attack truck. It would get to the scene quicker to begin extinguishing the fire.

Officials here say thanks to the financial support of the community, it's created more interest in all aspects of the department to better serve their 12-hundred households. "Well, we've got a little bit more people and a lot better equipment and stuff like that and the community has really supported this fire department since the beginning. All our fundraisers that we do, the community has really supported it," said Henry King with the Hebron Fire Department.

King says this is the third truck they've been able to obtain through FEMA's Homeland Security grants.

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