DeKalb County Fire Rescue Department (DCFR) added two rapid response vehicles recently, reports The Champion.
The county purchased 10 rapid response vehicles using funding generated by the special purpose local option sales tax (SPLOST) passed in 2017. A total of $2 million in SPLOST funding was allocated for the 10 response units. Each vehicle costs approximately $200,000, which includes upgrades and equipment.
DCFR Chief Darnell Fullum said the vehicles have had a positive impact on the department by allowing faster response times and requiring fewer crew members to operate.