PETERSBURG — In a fitting salute to their dedication, firefighters raced out of their own ceremony last Saturday to respond to a call. Several emergency crew members exited Fire Station Number 3 as two new vehicles were placed into service.

On that day, there would be no fresh cookies, cold punch and live bagpipe music for several of the faithful emergency responders answering that call.

While they may return to stale cookies and warm punch later that evening, odds are they will happily trade that for their 2017 KME Severe Service Pumper and 2017 International 4300 Durastar/PL titan Custom Medic Unit. Both vehicles were placed in service at Fire Station Number 3 on 1320 Farmer Street shortly around noon on October 28th.