A 2018 4-Door Freightliner E-ONE Pumper, Engine 17, recently came into service for the residents of Camden County. This is the fifth new fire engine purchased with SPLOST VII funds and it will be housed in Waverly at Station 17 in northern Camden County.
“We are excited about this new engine because it demonstrates our commitment to upgrading our equipment to better serve Camden County citizens,” said Camden County Fire Rescue Interim Chief Terry Smith. “This new vehicle allows us to relocate engines in our fleet and strategically place our assets.”
Engine 17 was purchased for $310,895, including additional equipment, and is one of 18 new vehicles that has been added to Camden County Fire Rescue’s fleet since 2013. These vehicles, along with hydraulic stretcher lift systems, mark nearly $2.9 million in upgraded equipment for Fire Rescue in the last five years.
Camden County Fire Rescue is also in the process of updating its cardiac monitors, therefore upgrading ambulances, and improving EMS response. The new monitors should be installed before the end of summer.