Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Fulton Fire Rescue to Unveil Three New Spartan Fire Engines at Welcome All Park Summer Camp

Summer campers will have the opportunity to “Touch a Fire Truck” at the closing ceremony for Welcome All Park Summer Camp. Fulton County Fire Rescue will roll-out its’ three new fire engines for campers to learn first-hand from firefighters about the new state of the art engines and why knowing fire safety rules could save their lives. The unveiling of the new trucks will take place Friday, July 22, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at Welcome All Park and Multipurpose Center located at 4255 Will Lee Road, College Park, Georgia 30349.

“We wanted to share our excitement about the addition of our three new Spartan fire engines and who better to share our excitement with than the children,” states Chief Larry Few of the Fulton County Fire Rescue Department. “Adding these trucks to our fleet allows us to continue serving Unincorporated South Fulton County with the latest and greatest in fire protection equipment.”

About 200 summer campers will be able to climb into the truck’s cabs, touch the equipment and have their questions about the trucks answered by the firefighters who will be working on the trucks. “This event is our way of introducing the new trucks to the community,” states Chief Few.

The three (3) new Spartan Gladiator fire engines were purchased from Capital Funds for $450,000 each. The Gladiator Fire Engines were custom built by Spartan ERV located in Brandon, South Dakota. The commanding custom cab and chassis is built from the ground up to offer unmatched strength and performance. The spacious cab interior of the Spartan Gladiator provides ample room for crew members, equipment and storage. The platinum color cab is unique to Fulton County.

For more information about the Fulton County Fire Rescue Department, visit http://www.fultoncountyga.gov/fcfrd-home and follow them on Twitter @FCFRD.

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