Booneville firefighters have a new tool to help protect the citizens of Booneville.

The Booneville Fire Department took possession of their new fire truck on Friday, September 3. Fire Chief Michael Rutherford and the firemen at Station 1 were all happy to see it.

“This is a good thing for the city to have two new pumpers here to protect the citizens of Booneville,” said Rutherford

The new truck will be in service at the Gaston/North Side station located on Gaston Road.

Mayor Chris Lindley said, “This is a wonderful investment for the city of Booneville and its citizens, to ensure that we keep our fire rating low and the citizens’ homeowners insurance down.”

The old fire trucks (pumpers) owned by the city were 23 years old and were considered by the rating bureau to be too old. To be considered as a front line pumper a truck must be less than 20 years old.

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