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Nelson County “Touch a Truck” : Board Of Supervisors Look Over Fire Equipment

[ 0 ] April 10, 2019 |

Photo Wintergreen Fire & Rescue : Fire & rescue agencies from within Nelson County held a private Touch a Truck event for the Board of Supervisors this past Tuesday night – April 9, 2019 in Lovingston, Virginia

Nelson County, Virginia

On Tuesday evening the fire & rescue agencies from within Nelson County held a private “Touch a Truck” event just for the Board of Supervisors. A few years ago the Supervisors started a program to assist county agencies with the acquisition of major capital items and the agencies wanted to say thanks.

On a rotating basis, the County will assist one fire agency and one rescue squad each year. Every fire department has received assistance and most recently Lovingston Fire Department just started the cycle over when they received a beautiful new Spartan Tanker/Pumper. Every rescue squad has received an ambulance.

Board of Supervisor Larry Saunders, current chair and South District representative, (in driver’s seat) looks over one of the fire units from Gladstone this past Tuesday night – April 9, 2019 as part of Touch a Truck.

According to Chief Curtis Sheets from Wintergreen Fire & Rescue, “The tangible returns of this program are the safer, more reliable and efficient responses this newer equipment affords, the intangible are the improvements to recruitment and retention which occurs when agencies have equipment, they can be proud of.”

The County recognized years ago that volunteerism in Nelson was starting to wane. To do their part to help turn this around they developed this program to relax the fund-raising burden many volunteers face in hopes they could better use their time to train and answer 9-1-1 calls.

While surveying the equipment Tuesday the Supervisor and County staff commented that it was very helpful and impressive to see the equipment all in place.

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