The Karns Volunteer Fire Department has unveiled a new state-of-the-art fire truck.
The $500,000 truck will serve the Ball Camp-Solway-Hardin Valley-Karns area.
The department transitioned to a homeowner membership program last year. 60 percent of the buildings in those communities are covered.
In 2011, the program brought in more than $1 million. It was money which helped pay for the new fire engine.
"It has what they call compressed air foam or CAF system. It uses a foam, air and water mixture to fight the fire, rather than just water. That gives us a faster response. It's light-weight, so it's easier for firefighters to maneuver around. It uses a quarter to an eighth of the water that's used normally," described Chief Ken Marston.
The department is also building a new station in Hardin Valley which is expected to open in October.
Firefighters say the community has outgrown the older fire station there.