Excerpts from thedailyRepublicnews.com:

Johnston City’s Fire Chief Tom Burton knows what it’s like to try and outfit a department with a budget that is stretched to the limit and his department got the chance to pay it forward to a another small southern Illinois town.

Brookport Fire Chief Bill Copley made a trip to Johnston City to accept the donation of what will become Engine 807 for his department that can’t afford to replace its failing trucks. The donated truck is nearly 20 years newer that the current trucks in the department.