Gwinnett buys five new fire engines

The Board of Commissioners Tuesday agreed to spend $2.5 million in special local option sales tax money on the vehicles. Ohio-based Sutphen Corporation won the contract.

The vehicles will replace engines that are 10 to 15 years old. The new engines will each carry 750 galls of water, emergency medical equipment and firefighting tools. When connected to a hydrant they can pump 1,500 gallons of water per minute.

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