Eight new fire trucks and a new ladder truck are set to arrive in Hall County this week.
Hall County Fire and Emergency Services personnel will begin training on the new equipment Tuesday at Fire Station 7.
“We are excited about the arrival of this new apparatus and for the opportunity it affords us to be able to continue providing quality services to the citizens of Hall County during emergency situations,” said Hall County Commission Chairman Richard Higgins.
The new apparatus, funded by Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (or SPLOST), will be replacing older trucks at various stations throughout the county and is expected to be operational by early February.
“This replaces the majority of an aging fleet, which is expected to reduce our maintenance costs and assure reliable response performance for our citizens,” Hall County Fire Chief Chris Armstrong said. “I would like to thank the Board of Commissioners and citizens of Hall County for their support of this department and this investment in strategic infrastructure.”
Pierce Manufacturing in Wisconsin built the new apparatus, which took 10 months to construct.