This story and photos are from the City of Oak Ridge newsletter in November 2017.
The City of Oak Ridge donated a fire engine to the Briceville Volunteer Fire Department earlier this month as they awaited delivery of a new fire truck.
Oak Ridge Fire Department’s new engine was purchased using a stipend from Anderson County as part of a mutual aid program.
ORFD Chief Darryl Kerley and some of his firefighters walked Briceville VFD Chief Jamie Brewster through important details about the truck before they turned it over to the new owner.
Attending the ceremony were Tennessee Representative John Ragan, Oak Ridge Mayor Warren Gooch, Anderson County Mayor Terry Frank, Oak Ridge City Manager Mark Watson, and Anderson County commissioners Steve Emert, Tim Isbel, Steve Mead, Theresa Scott, Bob Smallridge, and Shain Vowell.
The entire group spoke about how all of Anderson County works together in order to bolster public safety and help protect its citizens. Watson then handed the keys and title for the truck over to Chief Brewster so he could drive it to its new home in Briceville.
Donating this fire engine to our friends and neighbors in Briceville keeps it in service locally and helps a volunteer fire department acquire a valuable new resource for emergency response.
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