PICKENS — The Pickens Fire Department recently purchased an Equipment and Rescue Truck from Ayden Fire Department in North Carolina and is currently preparing the truck for service in the community.
Techtronic Industries North America Inc. donated a gas powered air compressor, a cordless power tool set and corded power tools that will be carried on the truck. TTI representatives presented the items to the Pickens Fire Department on Jan. 17.
Each year TTI donates items the department uses to raise money to support the department’s Firefighter’s Assistance Fund.
The Pickens Fire Department has also been to the TTI facility and assisted with fire prevention efforts, including training employees in the proper use of a portable fire extinguisher. More classes are being scheduled for the future.