Ala. Fire department in nationwide contest to win new truck

By Monica Rix - bio | email

OWENS CROSSROADS, AL - (WAFF) A local fire department is in the running to win a new fire truck and they're hoping you can help them out with a simple vote.

The Owens Crossroads Volunteer Fire Department is one of more than 600 stations from across the country that applied to the E-One contest. E-One is a leading manufacturer and designer of fire and rescue vehicles and they're giving a new truck to the department with the best story and the most votes.

The contest is now down to just seven departments, including Owens Crossroads. They submitted a one-page story about their department's founder, Robert Maples, and how much the department has grown since its opening.

If the department gets the most votes, firefighters will win a new truck worth about $200,000.

"It will carry more equipment, more water, get to the scene quicker-- everything about this engine will more than replace what we have now," said Fire Chief, Danny Kelly.

Kelly says they've had their current fire truck for more than 40 years and if you'd like to help them get an upgrade, all you have to do is vote.

Just click here, then go to 'e-one stories' and vote for Owens Crossroads VFD.

You've got until August 27th to vote for the department to win.

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