The Hopkinsville Fire Department can better respond to fires and other emergencies after a 2012 Pierce ladder fire truck was delivered to the main station this morning.
Official local historian William Turner was on hand to take pictures of the occasion and said the city has come a long way since the first motorized fire trucks were delivered to the city 93 years ago via rail.
Turner says it took a while to prove to citizens that the engines could actually get to fires faster than horse teams because the animals had been trained so well to get to their destinations so quickly.
Fire Chief Fagan Pace says the committee tasked to choose a new truck put together all of the needs they had and requested them on one truck.
Chief Pace says the new truck has more capabilities than older equipment and it’s more importantly safer than any other truck already owned by the force.