Word Monday of a new edition to the Douglas County Fire/EMS fleet with the rollout of a new engine at Station #5 on Chapel Hill Rd. The newest engine will be replacing a 17 year old engine which will be put into reserve. Welcome DC Fire/EMS’s newest community saving engine!
Press Release from Douglas County:
For Immediate Release: Monday, June 08, 2015
New Fire Truck to Service Douglas County
Douglas County has a new pumper truck in service at Fire Station 5 on Chapel Hill Road. The new number 5 truck replaces a 17-year old engine to be placed in reserve status, which will allow it to be used while main vehicles are being serviced. The new truck was paid for with by the final 2002 Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST). The new apparatus is a custom pumper by Pierce Manufacturing of Appleton, Wisconsin, that carries 750 gallons of water and has the capacity to seat 6 firefighters. Its rated pump discharge capacity is 1500 gallons per minute.
“This is a great addition to our current fleet and will give our County many years of service as it responds to the emergency needs of our citizens,” said Fire Chief Scott Spencer. The new unit, which tells citizens that ‘smoke detectors save lives’ on the back, officially went in service June 2nd.
Release by Douglas County Department of Communications and Community Affairs
Director: Wes Tallon. [email protected]