New fire truck dedicated

Published 4:31 pm Wednesday, August 3, 2011

The Green Creek Fire Department’s new fire engine, which is dedicated to William Page (top), former chief of the department, who now serves as honorary chief. (photos submitted by Jeremy W. Gregg)

The Green Creek Volunteer Fire Department recently received a new fire engine. The department has dedicated the new truck to William Page, long-time former chief of the Green Creek fire department and now honorary chief.

Fire department officers said Page has touched many lives as a first responder and firefighter in Green Creek. He has served with the fire department for 47 years and has been an EMT and a first responder since 1987.

This is the first new truck Green Creek has purchased since 1997 and is a much-needed addition to the department’s aging fleet, fire department officers said. It will be used for responding to all types of fires within the area.

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The Green Creek Fire Department operates from two stations covering the largest land area in Polk County. The fleet currently consists of three engines, two tankers, one extrication engine, one service truck, two brush trucks, an ambulance and a truck assigned to the chief.

– article submitted by Jeremy W. Gregg