Northwest Scott to Construct John F. Cotner Fire Station

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This week Northwest Scott Fire Chief Donnie Adkins made the announcement that a brand new fire station at Abbott would soon be under construction.

Adkins said “We are so blessed beyond words. A huge thank you goes out to the John F. Cotner family as they sold us the property next to our Abbott station. We will build a new fire station there in honor of their father.”

Cotner was one of the founding fathers of that department and he was also named one of the very first fire chiefs.

In addition to the new station, Northwest Scott RVFD received two new 2019 F550 4X4 rescue/brush trucks. One will be housed at the Abbott station and the other at the Hwy 378 location. Adkins added that they have another new pumper truck being delivered next week. This will replace their 1976 Mack pumper truck.

Recently added new equipment includes a new jaws of life, 105 ton air bag system, and 10 AED and trauma bags for the first responders and cardiac monitors on the rescue/ambulance. “We are fully equipped for any emergency that may come our way,” added Adkins. We should be able to now lower our ISO rating which will provide our community with cheaper home insurance rates. Again, we are so blessed beyond words with our little volunteer fire department. It has been a long time coming but I never gave up that one day we would prevail. Also this couldn’t have been possible without Derick Allison and Troy Gaston and Walters Law Firm.”

Adkins said they plan to utilize the old station for storage and training. Construction is set to begin after the renovation on the Highway 378 station is complete.

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Tammy Teague

Tammy Teague

Mansfield native, with roots in Scott County. Daughter, sister, wife and Christian. Education: 1995 MHS graduate; 1999 Arkansas Tech University Graduate - BA in Journalism. Career: Managing Editor - The Citizen; Copy Writer - Southwest Times Record; 20+ years experience in the news.

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