Crabb’s Prairie fire volunteers is seeking public support for brush truck replacement, reports The Huntsville Item.
The truck was damaged on Father’s Day while responding to a call in which a tree was on fire. The wind shifted and caused the weakened tree to collapse on the truck. No one was harmed but the truck was totaled.
The brush truck was typically assigned to the Pine Prairie station, responding to over 700 calls of primarily medical and grass fires last year. An additional brush truck is dedicated to Crabb’s Prairie. This puts a strain on other departments being called to help and affects response times.
Crabb’s Prairie VFD still needs to raise nearly $35,000 and has begun requesting donations from the community to help meet their goal in time. To donate, checks may be mailed to 28 FM 1696 W., Huntsville, TX 77320 and also can be sent via PayPal to fire chief Justin Baack at www.paypal.com/paypalme/CPVFD.