The Doerun Volunteer Fire Department gets new equipment that could help save lives.
They received a 20-year-old Pumper Tanker truck from Connecticut last week. It holds 25 hundred gallons of water and replaces a 41-year-old truck which only carries one thousand gallons of water. The Fire Chief says this truck will be able to service areas in the city that don't have fire hydrants.
"So this gives us more water when we get on a fire scene," said Chief John Walters, Doerun Volunteer Fire Department Chief. "With our tanker that we have now and this one and our engine on a fire scene it'll give us 65 hundred gallons of water to start with on a fire scene."
The $80,000 truck was paid for through the Colquitt County Volunteer Fire Association.
Chief Walters says the truck will be in service within the next two weeks.