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New pumper joins fleet in town of Halifax

The Halifax Volunteer Fire Department recently purchased a new $385,000 KME custom pumper with a 1,500-gallon per minute pump and a 1,000-gallon water tank from Slagle’s Fire Equipment.

According to Halifax Volunteer Fire Chief Darryl Dawson, the new pumper carries multiple firefighting tools and is capable of carrying up to six firemen. It has numerous hoses for different firefighting situations.

The new pumper also gives the department a second dependable class A pumper and gives the department a total of six pieces of firefighting apparatus, Dawson said.

The volunteer fire chief said the new pumper was put into service in March of this year and has been a great asset to the department.

Dawson also reminded the community it is time for the department’s annual letter drive, and letters will be going out shortly. 

“As always we deeply appreciate your support, and we will continue to strive to give you the best service possible,” he said.  

 With fall and winter fast approaching, Dawson reminded county residents to have their chimneys inspected before the first use and remember to change the batteries in their smoke detectors too.