Tuesday, April 19, 2016

[456] MTSU-branded fire engine makes debut at Blue-White game

Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue truck will reside at Station 3 on Mercury Boulevard

MURFREESBORO — Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue Department and Middle Tennessee State University unveiled the city’s newest fire engine, complete with the university’s logos and colors, at a brief ceremony at noon Saturday, April 16, before the Blue-White spring football game.

The new truck will become MFRD’s Engine 3. The company, located on Mercury Boulevard, is the unit closest to the university’s campus.

The truck made its grand entrance just before noon in the Greenland Drive parking lot next to the Blue Raiders Athletic Association tailgate and near the Kennon Sports Hall of Fame. A brief press conference was held in front of the new fire truck, and Blue Raider cheerleaders and the university’s mascot, Lightning, posed with fans for pictures and will hand out posters.

“We are very proud to have Middle Tennessee State University in our city, and excited to increase the partnership between the university and the city as a whole,” said Fire Rescue Chief Mark Foulks. “Displaying the university logos on our apparatus that responds to MTSU is a great way for us to show that MFRD is True Blue.”

The Blue Raider Athletic Association and the university’s Office of Alumni Relations hosted a tailgate at the Greenland Lawn prior to the game. After the tailgate, the Middle Tennessee football team concluded spring drills with the annual Blue-White Spring Game presented by Kroger.

Visit www.GoBlueRaiders.com for a Spring Game recap and for more information about Blue Raider athletics. 

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