A group of fire fighters from Ada, Michigan drove a fire truck into Abbott.
Ada’s truck was due to be replaced and the city decided to donate it Abbott to replace a truck that was destroyed in the West fertilizer plant explosion.
Firefighters raised the money needed for the delivery and took time off to make the 1,200 mile drive. For Abbott, the truck means their firefighters can respond to almost any type of call.
"We're volunteers, so it takes us time to get to the station and every minute counts and now,” said Doreen Strickland of the Abbott Fire Department. “We know we have the equipment so that we can roll right away and make those minutes count."
The truck came fully equipped thanks to donations from fire stations along the way to Texas.
The Ada crew also brought more than $10,000 in monetary donations to help the Abbott fire department and West EMS.