Back in 2016, the Warfield VFD had four fire trucks repossessed. County officials said at the time that a loan company from out of state repossessed the trucks and would not give them back until the department made substantial payments on loans taken out against the trucks. The loan company took the fire trucks, claiming loans taken out on them had not been paid back, said Warfield Volunteer Fire Department Chief Jay D. Hinkle. These were loans the department wasn’t even aware of until a mandatory audit for the department to receive their fire fee from the county was conducted. Fast forward to Sunday, March 18 as the Warfield VFD attorney presented the department an insurance check for a totaling $260,000. The department officials said this insurance money will now allow them to buy and maintain better equipment.
* Photo courtesy of Donald York with the Mountain Wolf Website