The Adams Markleville Fire Protection Territory dedicated its newest truck, Unit 10, on Thursday, Feb. 27. The truck was officially called to duty that same evening while residents gathered at the station. Amanda Matlock / Times-Post
From left: Ethan Hannaford, 7, and Braydon and Colton Faulk, 6, were able to spend a few minutes inside the Adams Markleville Fire Protection Territory's newest fire truck after the dedication ceremony Thursday, Feb. 27. Amanda Matlock / Times-Post
Markleville - The fire station was filled with applause Thursday when those at the Adams Markleville Fire Protection Territory heard the first official dispatch for the newest fire truck.
The dedication ceremony topped off several months of garnering community support and public financing and then finding just the right truck for the volunteer department. In the end, it secured a 2013 demonstration model for $400,000.
The project was spearheaded by Dan Fesler, a member of the fire department board.
Fesler said the new truck replaces a 1979 model sidelined in August after the brakes failed. At that time, the board said it was unsafe for further service and wear on the old truck was too costly. The safest option was to purchase newer equipment.
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