Green Creek Fire Rescue gets new fire truck, expanding to new station

Published 11:14 am Monday, August 22, 2022

GREEN CREEK––On August 14, Green Creek Fire Rescue received their new Engine 26. According to Deputy Chief Jim Torongeau, Engine 26, a 2022 Four Guys Rescue/Pumper made in Pennsylvania, is replacing an older truck.

Station 3, located on Pea Ridge Rd., is expected to be completed by the end of October. (Photo courtesy of Green Creek Fire Rescue)

Green Creek Fire Rescue will be expanding to a new fire station soon and is expanding its equipment. Currently, Station 3 is under construction on Pea Ridge Road and is scheduled for completion in 2022.

“It’s a rescue engine, so it has capabilities of a rescue truck and an engine––extrication, water rescue, high angle rescue all in one truck,” Deputy Chief Jim Torongeau says.

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Green Creek Fire Rescue was organized in 1964 as a Volunteer Fire Department, with the support of the Ruritan Club. Its first station was located at the Green Creek School. Its headquarters on Hwy. 9 and Station 2 on Chesnee Highway will remain in operation as Green Creek Fire Rescue expands into the new Station 3 sometime before November.

 

GCFR has three other engines and an ambulance in its fleet. In 2015, it met the needed certifications to gain an ISO Rating of 6/9E. The ISO Rating would later be lowered to a 5/9E in 2021. These improved ISO Ratings greatly benefit the insurance premiums of Green Creek residents.