The Johns Creek Fire Department got its first look at a new shiny toy on Thursday when its newest fire truck was unveiled.
A “push-in” ceremony was held at Station 61 on Medlock Bridge Parkway on Thursday, featuring fire department personnel pushing the truck into the station for the first time.
The truck cost the city $1.25 million.
It is 59 feet long and weighs more than 68,000 pounds. The truck is equipped with driver seats in the front and rear, making it easy to maneuver.
The truck also features an aerial ladder which has a 100-foot vertical reach.
This is the second vehicle the fire department has added this year. In February, a 32-foot long custom “Pierce Enforcer” pumper, which costs $563,656, was added to the fleet.
Typically, fire trucks are replaced or put into reserve every 10 years or every 100,000 miles. This truck will replace an older one at the Medlock Bridge station.
With the addition of this truck, the Johns Creek Fire Department has five engines and three aerial ladder trucks.
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