NEW SALEM, Texas (KETK) – KETK gave thanks on Wednesday to the New Salem Fire Department for their brave service and continuous work in the community.
Sandwiches and cookies were donated to the department for a free lunch.
“Well we got a lot of coverage area, we’ve got 54 square miles that we cover and you know a lot of farms and ranches out there that need coverage for grass fires, structure fires, there’s a need everywhere for volunteer fire fighters,” said
To support their efforts, $5,000 will be awarded to a group of East Texas first responders for their service. This will be thanks to a donation from Peters Chevrolet Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram Fiat.