Provided by Sandy Springs spokesperson Sharon Kraun
Sandy Springs Fire Rescue will unveil a fleet of six trucks, on Friday. The vehicles include two new quantum engine-pumpers, three new quantum quint aerials with 105 foot ladders and one new quantum quint platform with a 100-foot platform bucket.
The unveiling event will be held at 10:30 a.m. in the former Target parking lot at 125 Johnson Ferry Road.
The vehicles will replace the current fleet, which has been in service in Sandy Springs since the department’s inception 2006, and is no longer under warranty.
Trading in the fleet at the seven-year mark maximized buyback funds, a media announcement said. Additionally, the city improved the purchase price through the procurement of multiple vehicles, the press release said.
The new fleet was purchased through Pierce Manufacturing, which provided the city with its initial fleet. The total cost of the vehicles was $4,885,793. With credits from the buyback and upfront purchase, the amount financed by the city is $3,507,449.