February 13, 2018
The Johns Creek Fire Department (JCFD) will unveil its new fire engine Thursday, Feb. 15, at 10 a.m. at Station #61, 10265 Medlock Bridge Parkway.
The 32-foot long custom Pierce Enforcer Pumper has 2,000 gallons per minute pump capacity and weighs more than 38,000 pounds. The new engine has an enhanced motor and braking system, along with various operational improvements such as an integrated light tower that can be raised and positioned remotely, making it useful in fire scenes, accident scenes, and police investigations after dark. The truck also enables firefighters with more attack hose capacity and includes specialty Emergency Medical Services (EMS) equipment compartments.
JCFD will hold a “push-in” ceremony during the unveiling Feb. 15, which is a tradition of fire department personnel moving the truck into the fire station.
The new fire engine replaces the 10-year-old engine currently in service at Station #61, which will be added to the reserve fleet. Typically, engines are replaced every 10 years or 100,000 miles and are then placed on reserve. Currently, the department operates three frontline engines and one reserve.
The fire engine cost $563,656.