Johns Creek puts new fire engine into service

The Johns Creek Fire Department recently unveiled its newest piece of equipment – a 32-foot-long custom Pierce Enforcer Pumper – at Station No. 61, 10265 Medlock Bridge Parkway.

The $563,656 engine was inducted in a “push in” ceremony Feb. 15. It has a 2,000 gallon-per-minute pump capacity, weighs more than 38,000 pounds, and comes with an enhanced motor and braking system and specialty emergency medical services equipment compartments.

Operational improvements include more attack hose capacity and an integrated light tower that can be raised and positioned remotely to illuminate fire and accident scenes and police investigations, officials said.

The new engine replaces a 10-year-old unit at Station 61, to be added to the reserve fleet. Typically, engines are replaced and put in reserve every 10 years or 100,000 miles. The department currently operates three frontline engines and one reserve.