This week Northwest Scott Fire Chief Donnie Adkins made the announcement that a brand new fire station at Abbott would soon be under construction.
Adkins said “We are so blessed beyond words. A huge thank you goes out to the John F. Cotner family as they sold us the property next to our Abbott station. We will build a new fire station there in honor of their father.”
Cotner was one of the founding fathers of that department and he was also named one of the very first fire chiefs.
In addition to the new station, Northwest Scott RVFD received two new 2019 F550 4X4 rescue/brush trucks. One will be housed at the Abbott station and
Recently added new equipment includes a new jaws of life, 105 ton air bag system, and 10 AED and trauma bags for the first responders and cardiac monitors on the rescue/ambulance. “We are fully equipped for any emergency that may come our way,” added Adkins. We should be able to now lower our ISO rating which will provide our community with cheaper home insurance rates. Again, we are so blessed beyond words with our little volunteer fire department. It has been a long time coming but I never gave up that one day we would prevail. Also this
Adkins said they plan to utilize the old station for storage and training.