By: Emily Johnson
February 20, 2014
Quincy, FL - Volunteer firefighters in Gadsden County received some help today in the form of two new fire trucks. The Robertsville-St.Johns and Mt. Pleasant Volunteer Fire Departments will use the big rigs. They were acquired through grants and loans from the Rural Development division of the USDA.
Residents we spoke with said they're excited about the newest addition to the community. "This is going to be so much better for the community. When they see this they're going to love it. I think we should just take it on a tour to the community and have everyone look at it," said Queen Thomas, Resident of Robertsville.
The Gadsden County Commission helped acquire the trucks. They said their next project is to focus on the economic development of the county.
News Release: Gadsden County Board of County Commissioners
Thanks to the combined group effort of the Gadsden County Board of County Commissioners, USDA Rural Development and both Robertsville-St. Johns and Mt. Pleasant Volunteer Fire Departments, two state of the art fire trucks have been purchased to serve both communities.
The Gadsden County Board of County Commissioners invites you to attend the Dedication Ceremony to welcome the new fire trucks to the Gadsden County fleet and honor the partnership between these organizations.
The fire trucks will provide a much needed service to both communities, whose fire stations were home to the oldest fire trucks in the County. Hear from representatives from each organization about how the partnership has improved the quality of safety for the Robertsville-St. John and Mt. Pleasant communities.
What: Dedication Ceremony
When: Thursday, February 20, 2014
10 a.m. EST
Where: Robertsville-St. Johns Volunteer Fire Department
162 Hutchinson Ferry Road
Quincy, FL 32351