Cherokee County Fire
& Emergency Services

Engine 24 Put Back in Service

May 14, 2019

Cherokee County Fire Engine #24 was put back in service yesterday.  The former engine was involved in an accident on September 14th of last year that totaled the vehicle.  This new engine is replacing the one that was wrecked.

According to Cherokee County Fire Chief, Tim Prather, “The cost of the new engine is $438,590.00. Our insurance covered approximately 75% of the replacement cost.   We were fortunate that most of the equipment on the former truck was not damaged and is now placed on the new truck.  Typically the cost to equip a new truck is approximately $100K so that was an actual savings not lost.”

The new Engine #24 arrived at the Cherokee County Fire Training Center yesterday.  Cherokee County firefighters were on hand to place the necessary emergency response tools and supplies on the new engine just before it was put back into service.

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The new engine 24 was put back in service yesterday afternoon.
The new engine 24 was put back in service yesterday afternoon. (click image for slideshow)
Cherokee County firefighters begin to put the necessary tools on the fire engine.
Cherokee County firefighters begin to put the necessary tools on the fire engine.
Steve Lueck, IT Systems Support Specialist, checks on the computer system on the new engine.
Steve Lueck, IT Systems Support Specialist, checks on the computer system on the new engine.
Firefighters were on hand to stock the new engine with supplies.
Firefighters were on hand to stock the new engine with supplies.
Sgt. Jon Montague shows a firefighter where to place the brackets for tools on the new engine.
Sgt. Jon Montague shows a firefighter where to place the brackets for tools on the new engine.