Keeps on pumping
A fire truck from the Stanley Volunteer Fire Department Co., which once belonged to the Sperryville Volunteer Fire Department, and previously rolled to emergencies in Fairfax County, is now headed all the way to Panama City, Panama.
“It was a very good engine,” Stanley Fire Chief Terry Pettit tells the Rappahannock News of Engine 26, which he said was in “excellent condition” when it crossed the mountains from Sperryville.
“It did a good service, and we’ve replaced it with a newer engine, a bigger engine that met our needs,” Chief Pettit says. “And it’s still in good shape. It will be great for Panama.”
The fire department was founded in 1948, and Pettit has served as its fire chief for 38 years.