When a 2003 drill crew water truck pulled into the garage bay at the Carroll County Fire Department, members of the rescue squad were ready to rebuild and restore this dormant vehicle.

Unimin’s Corporate Geology and Camden Plant personnel determined that a 2003 drill crew water truck, which had previously been used to support the drilling team, would best be utilized by the Carroll County Fire Rescue Squad, a volunteer fire department, located in Huntingdon, Tennessee.

Carroll County Fire-Rescue serves as a full-service fire and emergency medical services agency. They provide basic and advanced pre-hospital life support, fire prevention and education programs, fire suppression services, arson detection, vehicle extrication, and heavy tactical rescue. As with many volunteer organizations, budgets are tight and the squad depends on the generosity of the community.

After spending time working on the restoration of the truck, the rescue squad announced last week that the refurbished truck had been placed into active duty as a “brush truck” and invited the Unimin team to come have a look.

“The donation of this vehicle provides a necessary service to the local community fire department that has very limited funds,” said Paul Alford, Camden Plant Manager. “We were pleased we could be of service to our community and respect the services provided by the rescue squad, day in and day out.”

Jaime Simpkins, Drilling Manager/Senior Geologist/Hydrologist, added, “It’s a great end to a piece of equipment that supported Unimin’s drilling team for years.”

Pictured above (left to right) are William “Brady” Jackson Unimin Hourly Utility Operator and Carroll County Rescue Squad Volunteer Fireman, Terry Bradshaw Carroll County Rescue Squad Chief, and Paul Alford, Camden Plant Manager