Cherokee County Fire & Emergency Services received six new fire engines from Fireline, Incorporated, of Winder, Georgia, this past Wednesday.
According to Cherokee County Division Chief, Dean Floyd, the six new engines will be stationed at Station 1 at 100 Old Bascomb Court, Station 8 in Holly Springs, Station 9 in North Canton, Station 19 located at 100 Ridge Mill Court, Station 20 at 6724 Bells Ferry Road and Station 22 located at 9550 Bells Ferry Road.
The new engines, which were ordered in March of 2019, will feature a new lighting package that is more advanced and new sirens which will be heard better, too. “We had a truck committee that suggested that we add additional petitions in the hose bed and we put in a bigger EMS compartment in the engines to assist us with the demand for emergency medical calls” added Floyd.
Hopefully, the new engines will be put in service on August 3rd. Until that time, additional equipment will have to be mounted on the engines including the hoses and radios will be installed, too. Plus, the EMS inspections have to be done on the engines so they will be certified to operate through the state.