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Thanks to the voters of Newton County and the 2017 SPLOST, a brand new fire engine was delivered to Newton County Fire Services Thursday.
The new engine is well equipped to keep Newton County residents and firefighters safe, featuring a 2020 Sutphen Monarch Pumper, a Cummins x12 500 horse power motor, Allison 4,000 transmission, Hale QMax 1,500 gallons per minute pump, 750-gallon booster tank and a six-person cab.
The engine, which will replace an older truck is one of three engines expected to arrive to the Newton County Fire Services within the next year. The three trucks will not only replace older models but will also go to equipping in-progress stations 8, 4 and 2.
The fully-equipped engine that arrived Tuesday was purchased for a total of $609,689 from the fleet line item on the 2017 SPLOST.