Grant Provides New Fire Truck for North Central Alamance Volunteer Fire Department
BURLINGTON, N.C. (July 26th, 2022) – The North Central Alamance Volunteer Fire Department will have a new fire truck in it’s fleet thanks to a zero-interest loan provided by Piedmont Electric Cooperative.
Piedmont Electric and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) provided the $175,000 loan as part of the Rural Economic Development Loan & Grant program, which provides zero-interest loans to electric cooperatives who in turn lend the money to local entities for projects that support rural areas.
“Making a difference in our community is why our co-op was founded and continues to be a fundamental part of our mission,” said Steve Hamlin, President and General Manager of Piedmont Electric. “We are delighted to help provide the North Central Alamance Fire Department with the equipment that they need to help keep our communities safe.”
The fire engine is a 2021 Pierce Freightliner Commercial Cab, which holds 1000 gallons of water and plans to begin its 20+ years of service sometime in August, according to North Central Alamance Fire Chief Joey Greene. “PEMC’s Community Loan Program enabled us to afford a new engine whereas we may not otherwise be able to with commercial loan rates so high and still rising. As we grow and evolve as a community, we must do the same as a fire department that serves the community. “
North Central Alamance Fire Station #13
Piedmont Electric is a local, member-owned, not-for-profit electric cooperative serving more than 34,000 electric accounts in Alamance, Caswell, Durham, Granville, Orange and Person counties. Piedmont Electric exists to serve its members and improve the quality of life in its communities through local employment, economic development, business engagement, youth education, grants to educators, advocacy for energy issues, community involvement and emergency preparedness support. Visit www.pemc.coop for more information.