Ridgeway welcomes new pumper – ‘Engine71’

Greenbrier/Bethel Fire Chief Sammy Castles joined the Ridgeway firefighters in the dedication of the new engine. | Photos: Barbara Ball

Following tradition, firefighters and friends push the new engine into the station.

RIDGEWAY – Jason Pope, Director of the Fairfield County Fire Service, welcomed members of the Ridgeway community to the dedication of the county’s newest fire engine, Engine 71, at the Ridgeway Fire Station last week.

After remarks from Ridgeway Fire Chief Jamie Webb and several county officials, those officials as well as county firefighters participated in the traditional ‘pushing’ of the truck into the station. The new engine brings the station’s trucks to five, including another pumper, a tanker, a squad truck and a brush truck.

The fire station was constructed and dedicated in 2017.


Assistant County Administrator Davis Anderson, Ridgeway Town Councilman Don Prioleau, Ridgeway Fire Chief Jamie Webb, County Councilman for Ridgeway Dan Ruff, County Administrator Jason Taylor, Ridgeway Town Councilman Dan Martin and Director of Fairfield County Fire Services Jason Pope.

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