Hawthorne’s U.S. Representative, Steven Horsford, stopped by the Hawthorne Volunteer Fire Department over Armed Forces Day weekend. Horsford

U.S. Representative Steven Horsford, (left) and Mineral County Fire Chief T.C. Knight stand with the department’s new off-road ambulance. (Stephen Tool photo)

Hawthorne’s U.S. Representative, Steven Horsford, stopped by the Hawthorne Volunteer Fire Department over Armed Forces Day weekend. Horsford checked out the new off-road ambulance his office helped secure for the department.

Fire Chief T.C. Knight and Horsford talked to the Independent-News about the procurement.

“The department called my office and said they needed an off-road ambulance that would allow them to get up in the mountains. They said they wanted help to pursue funding, because they don’t have the money locally,” Horsford said.

The congressman’s office put the dept. in touch with Sarah Adler, director of the Nevada’s USDA rural development arm. “They did all the work, we just made the connections,” Horsford explained.

“He gave us a wonderful letter of support. We appreciate it,” added HVFD chief T.C. Knight.

Knight also said the two had just returned from riding on the new ambulance, and that the ambulance received its maiden voyage the evening before. “Fortunately, it was a very uneventful evening; although we were out and about, we didn’t have to utilize it,” Knight said.

It’s here and ready when we need it,” Knight added.