He continues, "There's not enough room on our fire engine to carry all of our rescue equipment as well, so we've needed another vehicle to carry that equipment."
The city of Abilene heard the desperate cry of the Potosi Volunteer Fire Department and lent a helping hand to some fellow first responders.
"So we went out and bought a much cheaper trailer that has no ongoing maintenance cost and now we use that for primary storage," says Stan Standridge, the police chief of Abilene Police Department.
This 1989 GMC firefighting truck was originally donated to the Abilene Police Department to carry SWAT-related equipment.
"Now, with the trailer, we don't need it as much," says Standridge.
The Potosi Volunteer Fire Department has been making several improvements to their department, starting with equipment, but until now, they had no place to store it.
Standridge continues, "The reality is the equipment's not any good unless it can go with them to every call out."
Which is why the donation means so much to not only the first responders, but the residents who will depend on them in time of need.
"This will allow us to carry all of our rescue equipment on a vehicle," says Maxwell.
"This vehicle is actually designed as a rescue truck. Has much more room, much more organizational capability," he says.
All things Potosi Fire Department will need to do their job efficiently and effectively.