A Raleigh County Fire Department received their newest fire engine earlier today.
The new engine for the Sophia Fire Department was paid for through the Raleigh County Fire levy. It will replace an old 1989 model engine. The last new engine they received was in 1999. The Chief of the Sophia Fire Department, Keith Churning, said this will help them better respond to fires.
“The modernization of it is going to help us on the scene, help us be able to put out fires, make our firefighters safer, anything we can do to make our firefighters safer, we strive for that,” Churning said.
Churning also said they plan to use the new fire engine for more than 20 years.