A fire department here in Eastern Carolina will finally get to replace its aging 37-year-old firetruck, thanks to a national essay contest.
Powellsville Volunteer Fire Department found out Friday that it has beat out more than 600 departments from across the nation for the new truck.
The department gets just $10,000 a year from Bertie County, and most of that goes to pay insurance.
The fire chief's wife entered the contest and we understand the new fire truck will be delivered soon.
One fire department in the east needs your help to get a new engine.
An essay contest in Fire truck magazine has chosen Powellsville Volunteer Fire Department as one of seven finalists out of 650 departments to get a new truck. The department's current trucks date back more than 30 years. They get about 10 thousand dollars a year from Bertie county. While their operational costs are more than 9 thousand dollars. Despite fundraisers, they can never get ahead. But they just may have caught a break by winning this contest.
You can vote for the Powellsville Volunteer Fire Department by clicking on the link below