KRYPTON —The Krypton Volunteer Fire Department (KVFD) recently received a relatively new firetruck for their station.
Chairman of the Board and Firefighter Bobby Brown said the new truck was a welcomed sight because the pumper on their main firetruck was outdated and that parts for it couldn’t be ordered anymore.
“It’s like getting out of an old Ford and into a Cadillac,” Brown said of the firetruck.
Brown felt like KVFD was on borrowed time because of the outdated pumper.
The truck, a 2005 International 440 1,250 gallon pumper, came from the now closed Troublesome Fire Department.
When a fire department closes, all of the equipment goes to the county and the county decides which fire department gets the equipment.
Perry County Judge-Executive Scott Alexander held a meeting with the fire chiefs from around the county to discuss what would be done with the firetruck.
The fire chiefs voted unanimously to give the truck to Krypton.
“We are glad to get it,” said Brown.
To Brown’s knowledge, KVFD has never received a grant to buy a pumper or purchasing new firetrucks.
In return, KVFD’s old truck will be given to the Viper Fire Department.
KVFP currently has around 20 members and are lead by Fire Chief John C. Campbell.
TJ Caudill is a reporter for The Hazard Herald and he can be reached at 606-629-3245.