Ga. County’s New Pumper Helps Modernize Fire Fleet

June 30, 2017

Camden County (Ga.) Fire Rescue recently put into service a new pumper truck as part of its plan to modernize the fire rescue fleet.

The 2016 Freightliner rescue pumper was purchased with special-purpose local-option sales tax (SPLOST) funds for $255,990 and is one of 17 new vehicles that have been added to the fire fleet since 2014. These vehicles, along with hydraulic stretcher lift systems, mark over $2.5 million in upgraded equipment for Fire Rescue in the last four years, according to the county.

Earlier in June, the Camden County Board of Commissioners approved the purchase of a new 4-door pumper in an effort to continue to modernize Fire Rescue vehicles. The new pumper will be ready for deployment in 2018.

“We are very excited about this new engine,” said Camden County Fire Chief Mark Crews in a statement. “This vehicle replaces an older, more costly to maintain  engine that has served its purpose and will now fall into a back-up position with much less use.”

An investigation by First Coast News found that 60% of the county’s equipment failed a test that shows whether enough water cam get through a hose to reach a fire.


Comment On This Story

Comment: (Maximum 10000 characters)  
Leave this field empty:
* Please note that every comment is moderated.


Fleet Management And Leasing

Jack Firriolo from Merchants will answer your questions and challenges

View All


Public Fleet Tracking And Telematics

Amin Amini from Verizon Connect will answer your questions and challenges

View All


Fuel Management

Bernie Kanavagh from WEX will answer your questions and challenges

View All


Recent Topics

City of Houston positions: Mechanic Helper $ 13.53 to $ 14.95 Hourly Mechanic 1 $ 15.68 to $ 17.33 Hourly Mechanic 2 $...

View Topic

How many different types of antifreeze do you stock? I’m curious to know what others are doing to deal with the numerous specifications...

View Topic

Fleet Documents

1117 Fleet Documents (and counting) to Download!

Sponsored by

Designed to run on only natural gas, natural gas vehicles are fueled with compressed natural gas (CNG) or liquefied natural gas (LNG).

Read more