04/05/09 130 W - + 13 - 10 Small Eastern NC Fire Department Hopes to Win Big Truck

From a reader, here's a WRAL story about the Powellsville Fire Department in Bertie County, which is one of seven finalists for a free fire truck from E-One. They're hoping to replace a Howe pumper purchased in 1972. The Chief's wife submitted an essay, one of 651 received by E-One. The story notes that Bertie County is the state's second largest, but also one of the poorest. PFD receives $10,000 annually from the county, which just covers its $9,000 insurance costs. The department's most recent fundraiser cooked 5,300 pounds of pork in 20 cookers and sold every bit. PFD answers about 30 calls a year, and serves as a severe-weather shelter and distribution center. Visit the E-One site to read their story and vote online through April 24.

Guys go vote and lets help out a fellow NC department.
Apex Batt Chief - 04/05/09 - 09:04

PFD receives $10,000 annually from the county, which just covers its $90,000 issurance costs.” This doesn’t add up, also it’s insurance.
Kurt - 04/05/09 - 09:38

Corrected to $9,000 insurance. Thanks for catching both errors.
Legeros - 04/05/09 - 09:41

And… per Firenews.net the Powellsville FD won the contest. Glad my vote counted for something!
Luke - 04/24/09 - 23:00

Mine too. Congrats to them
Olson - 04/26/09 - 18:51

I worked in that area… all the departments up there need help… I’m glad my vote helped.
CJS (Email) - 04/26/09 - 23:37

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