Sixty years of serving the community was celebrated by Pleasant Hill Volunteer Fire Department Sunday afternoon during an open house and cake-cutting program. Chief Andy Chatman also said it was a celebration of the department’s new status with Wilkes County as a light rescue provider.
It was merely coincidence that the receipt for the station’s first fire truck, which was on display Sunday along with original firefighter gear, was dated Nov. 8, 1958, exactly 60 years to the day from Nov. 8, 2018, when the secondary rescue contract with Wilkes County was dated, said Chatman.
“We strive to provide y’all, the citizens of our district, with the best service that we can,” Chatman said as he began his overview of the department’s past, present and future. “As it’s already been said, it’s a big day.