RFD dedicates new fire truck

By Kylie Neel

On Tuesday afternoon, the Ruston Fire Department dedicated a brand-new fire truck. 

The fire truck was pushed out at around 3 p.m. and was set out to show off its beauty to the public right outside of the garage. Fire Chief Chris Womack spoke on the effects of COVID and how it set the fire department back from the truck being dedicated.

The new fire truck consisted of a brand-new itinerary for Womack as well. The fire truck needs hoses and about $100,000 worth of equipment.

“The fire department has been looking forward to this dedication for some time now and we have been excited for the truck to be in full swing, but we still have a lot of work to do,” Womack said.

The fire department started off the truck dedication right outside where Ruston Mayor Ronny Walker and George Lee, pastor of The Springs and minister of community engagement at Temple Baptist Church, started the ceremony. 

Walker said he was there to support the fire department and their every need not only today, but every day in the future. 

Lee prayed over the dedicated firetruck, ensuring the safety of the firefighters and all the souls who ride in the vehicle in the future. 

“The city of Ruston has been so supportive of our every need,” Womack said, “and they have always been there for us while we are there for them.”


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