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Augusta (GA) Fire Department Takes Delivery of New Fire Apparatus

SOURCE: THE AUGUSTA CHRONICLE

The Augusta (GA) Fire Department recently unveiled three new pumpers and a mobile unit to the community.

The “Mobile Emergency Operations Command” unit includes cameras on teh side; a 360-degree camera that extends up to 10 feet; adn a tablet-controlled, tethered drone that can fly up to 150 feet. The fotokite drone has infrafed capability and is expected to be beneficial for search and rescue operations.

The new pumpers will replace units manufactured in 1989, 1990, and 2001.

The command unit was $1.15 million, and each fire apparatus was $575,000.

Features of the pumpers include:

CHASSIS
Pierce Enforcer™
ENGINE
Detroit DD13, 470-hp
FRONT SUSPENSION
Leaf
REAR SUSPENSION
Spring
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Command Zone™
PUMP
Waterous Midship 1,500-gpm
TANK
750-gallon

For more information, visit www.piercemfg.com.