The Mount Olive Fire Protection District has a new truck that officials say will help all of the volunteer fire departments in the area.
The board recently agreed to spend $150,000 to buy a new service/brush truck, which arrived Friday.
Assistant Chief Roy Powell said the pump and tank will allow firefighters to fight brush and grass fires. The truck will also be equipped with firefighting foam and can provide a charged line needed to use the Jaws of Life at vehicle crashes.
“This is a great addition to what we already have and it’s actually the very first new truck that the fire department has gotten since its inception,” he said.
Mount Olive Fire Protection District has served the area that covers roughly 1,000 residences from Alabama Highway 171 south to Upper Columbus Road for about 40 years.