Two pumper tankers soon to be in service in Swan Quarter
Published 9:51 am Sunday, October 6, 2019
The Swan Quarter Volunteer Fire Department recently took possession of two pumper tankers. The trucks were purchased from the Pittsboro Fire and Rescue Department.
Both trucks – a 1994 and a 1996 model Freightliner – are similarly outfitted by E-ONE and are mechanically sound and have current pump certifications. Many extras such as deck guns, ladders, pike poles, fire extinguishers, fittings, caps, valves, etc. came with the trucks. Once the SQVFD loads them with hoses, air packs and other equipment, they will be ready to put into service for the Swan Quarter community.
The Swan Quarter VFD was established in 1971 by a group of citizens who were concerned with providing an organized fire safety presence for the community. Since that time, their area of operation has expanded, as has the level of services provided.
Today, the fire department operates with twenty-five unpaid volunteers, who provide not only fire incident response, but also first responder service for medical emergencies. They also work with the Hyde County Schools to provide fire safety awareness to the youth of the community. They are a recognized nonprofit entity by the Internal Revenue Service and donations to the Swan Quarter Volunteer Fire Department are tax-deductible.