F’ville Fire adding to fleet

The Fayetteville Fire Department is adding some flexibility to their fleet. At their June 20 meeting, Fayetteville City Council approved the purchase of a quick response vehicle. 

Fire Chief Alan Jones said the vehicle will afford his department some much-needed flexibility given its smaller size and ability to respond to medical calls more easily. 

“It will get us into some spots where currently we can’t go in there with our regular apparatus,” he said. 

Councilman Rich Hoffman lauded the opportunity to use the new vehicle and save the wear and tear on the traditional fire trucks. 

“Rather than run that $600,000 fire truck up the road every time, it makes a lot more sense for the city financially to do this, and I’m glad to see us moving in that direction,” he said.

The truck itself will cost $137,777, and additional funds will be needed to purchase necessary equipment, including a fire pump, to outfit it. The total not-to-exceed amount for the project is $200,000, and it is a current budgeted SPLOST project. 

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Christopher Dunn has been the sports editor for Fayette Newspapers since 2011, in addition to running Fayette Game Day magazine. He is a graduate of Fayette County schools, as well as a graduate of Georgia State University with a degree in journalism. Follow him on twitter @fayettesports.


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