Graford Volunteer Fire Department Assistant Fire Chief Mike Thomasson, left, and his wife, Casie, check out the 1982 Ford fire engine mini-pumper that
Graford Volunteer Fire Department Assistant Fire Chief Mike Thomasson, left, and his wife, Casie, check out the 1982 Ford fire engine mini-pumper that Mineral Wells Fire Department recently donated to the Graford VFD. Casie Thomasson has almost three years experience as a Graford firefighter and will complete an emergency medical technician course in November. (Mary Richardson Sun staff)
Fire Chief Mike Pool of the Mineral Wells Fire Department facilitated the transaction of the donation of a 1982 Ford fire engine mini-pumper to the Graford Volunteer Fire Department last week.
Once the Mineral Wells department decided it had no plans for using it, Graford VFD asked for the vehicle, aware of its condition.
In a recent discussion Pool had with Mineral Wells City Council to approve transfer of the truck to Graford VFD, he cited that Graford has always been willing to assist Mineral Wells in times of need.
“We are very grateful, she just needs some love — love and a paycheck,” said Graford VFD Assistant Fire Chief Mike Thomasson, as he expressed the department’s gratitude for the gift.
“We have a light kit that will work just fine on it,” Thomasson told Pool as he and his wife, Casie Thomasson, who is also a firefighter for the Graford VFD, walked around the vehicle.
Pool said it had an automatic transmission, which would make it a lot easier for the lady firefighters to drive.

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