First Brand New Truck for Lake Kickapoo VFD - KAUZ-TV: Newschannel 6 Now | Wichita Falls, TX

First Brand New Truck for Lake Kickapoo VFD

"This is the only fire department in Archer County that did not have a new fire truck," says Angel Golson, President of Lake Kickapoo's Volunteer Fire Department.

Golson says for years volunteers at the station have had to make due, fighting fires with old trucks that weren't always reliable.  

"We've had in the past where we couldn't respond because the truck breaking down and that's hard to sit there and not be able to go, its very hard," says Golson. 

A new fire truck is something members of the station say they had always dreamed of, but couldn't imagine actually happening, but now a brand new truck sits outside the station.  A symbol of a community's hard work and giving.

"For two years we have been planning to try to get a new truck and everybody has really pitched in, helped, donated whether it was time, money or just helping here around the station," Golson says. 

The new truck comes at the just the right time heading into winter months.  The driest time of the year.  The truck was officially called into service Wednesday night and the firefighters say they are proud to serve our community.

Golson says, "This means everything to us.  We actually feel like a big fire department now.  I know we are still small and in the middle of nowhere, but it's our fire department and were growing.  It's taken a long time, but we are growing."

The station will be holding another fundraiser for future improvements.  You can join them on November 5th at 4 p.m. at the Lake Kickapoo Volunteer Fire Department.

Taelor Rian, Newschannel 6.

  • News HeadlinesNewsMore>>

  • Hot World Series on deck: Altuve, Astros vs Kershaw, Dodgers

    Hot World Series on deck: Altuve, Astros vs Kershaw, Dodgers

    Saturday, October 21 2017 11:43 PM EDT2017-10-22 03:43:14 GMT
    Sunday, October 22 2017 5:04 PM EDT2017-10-22 21:04:36 GMT

    The Houston Astros, fresh off a Game 7 victory over the Yankees, take on the Los Angeles Dodgers in what figures to be a hot World Series featuring big-time aces Clayton Kershaw and Justin Verlander plus playoff...

    The Houston Astros, fresh off a Game 7 victory over the Yankees, take on the Los Angeles Dodgers in what figures to be a hot World Series featuring big-time aces Clayton Kershaw and Justin Verlander plus playoff boppers Jose Altuve and Justin Turner.

  • Astros reach World Series, top Yankees 4-0 in Game 7 of ALCS

    Astros reach World Series, top Yankees 4-0 in Game 7 of ALCS

    Saturday, October 21 2017 11:44 PM EDT2017-10-22 03:44:02 GMT
    Sunday, October 22 2017 4:35 PM EDT2017-10-22 20:35:05 GMT

    Charlie Morton and Lance McCullers combined for a three-hitter, Jose Altuve and Evan Gattis homered and the Houston Astros reached the World Series, blanking the New York Yankees 4-0 in Game 7 of the AL...

    Charlie Morton and Lance McCullers combined for a three-hitter, Jose Altuve and Evan Gattis homered and the Houston Astros reached the World Series, blanking the New York Yankees 4-0 in Game 7 of the AL Championship Series.

  • McConnell says he's awaiting Trump guidance on health care

    McConnell says he's awaiting Trump guidance on health care

    Sunday, October 22 2017 11:33 AM EDT2017-10-22 15:33:35 GMT
    Sunday, October 22 2017 4:15 PM EDT2017-10-22 20:15:23 GMT

    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says that he's willing to bring bipartisan health care legislation to the floor if the president makes clear he supports it.

    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says that he's willing to bring bipartisan health care legislation to the floor if the president makes clear he supports it.

Powered by Frankly