Cooper Junior High School seventh grade student Zach Craft received a surprise last week when he was announced for submitting the name “Sentinel” for the newest Wylie Fire-Rescue truck.
As part of the announcement Friday, Oct. 9, Craft was given a ride home in the unit, a Quint with a 109-foot ladder and designated as Quint 142. The truck is housed at Fire Station 2 on Country Club Road.
The fire department put Sentinel in service February 16.
The department has given names to units in addition to numerical designation. For the past several years, firetruck names have been selected from entries submitted in naming contests held at Wylie elementary and intermediate schools.
By Joe Reavis • [email protected]