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Pinova donates fire truck to Jekyll
The Jekyll Island Fire Department welcomed a much needed and appreciated fire engine to its brigade thanks to Pinova, Inc. of Brunswick.

Jekyll Island Fire Chief Jason Richardson said he is very thankful for the generosity of the company, which donated the truck.

"Pinova offered to let us have their fire truck. It's practically a new truck," Richardson said.

The 1988 model fire engine replaces a 1987 Ford truck that has been experiencing mechanical problems.

Richardson says the fire engine donated by Pinova was barely used and is in top shape.

"It basically sat at the factory, and its mechanical capabilities far outweigh that of the one it replaces," he said. "It was actually built by a fire truck company."

The new vehicle joins two other fire engines, a rescue truck and an ambulance at the fire department's headquarters on Stable Road in Jekyll's historic district.

The Pinova fire engine made a stop at the convention center during Monday's meeting of the Jekyll Island Authority for a ceremonial picture.

"It's a great addition to our fleet, and we're glad to give it a new home and a new life," Richardson said.

* Reporter Sarah Lundgren writes about education and other local topics. Contact her at slundgren@thebrunswicknews.com, on Facebook or at 265-8320, ext. 322.



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