Cherokee County Fire and Emergency Services recently received six new fire engines from Fireline, Inc. of Winder.
According to Cherokee County Division Chief Dean Floyd, the six new engines will be put into service at Station No. 1 at 100 Old Bascomb Court, Station No. 8 in Holly Springs, Station No. 9 in North Canton, Station No. 19 at 100 Ridge Mill Court, Station No. 20 at 6724 Bells Ferry Road and Station No. 22 at 9550 Bells Ferry Road.
The new engines, which were ordered in March 2019, will feature a new lighting package that is more advanced and new sirens that are more easily heard.
“We had a truck committee that suggested that we add additional petitions in the hose bed, and we put a bigger EMS compartment in the engines to assist us with the demand for emergency medical calls,” Floyd said in a news release.
The fire department is hopeful that the new engines will be able to be put into service on Aug. 3. Until then, additional equipment such as the hoses and radios will have to be mounted and installed on the engines. EMS inspections will also have to be conducted so they can be certified to be operated in the state of Georgia.