MARIETTA - Cobb County Fire & Emergency Services is expected to add three new engine trucks to its fleet within the next week, Cobb Fire spokeswoman Denell Boyd said.
"Obviously, you can spread over more area," Boyd
"You're not confined to one spot."
said the county's fire engines typically are used full-time for 12 years and for 5 years in reserve.
Early next year, the county will add two ladder trucks, purchased from Sutphen of Amlin, Ohio.
The trucks, which cost $1.1 million each, will replace trucks at Station 22, 4700 Austell Road in Austell, and Station 4, 1901 Cumberland Parkway.
"The ladder trucks are used at the big fires, the apartment fires, because they have to reach up high," Boyd
Ladder trucks have a slightly longer lifespan than engines, with 15 years on the front lines and five years in reserve, Boyd
The Cobb Board of Commissioners
approved the truck purchases at its Feb. 14 meeting.
said the county was able to save money by buying several trucks at once.
"I'm glad to see that the county does consider budget as if it was money coming out of your own pocket," she
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