Updated:DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. —
DeKalb County firefighters are now driving in shiny new fire trucks.
The department received the nine trucks at a cost of $537,000 each, for a total of $4,833,000.
These were paid for out of the county’s vehicle replacement fund. Typically, fire trucks are replaced every 10 years.
DeKalb Fire Rescue Deputy Chief Garrett Smith said five trucks were delivered in recent weeks to the stations located on Flat Shoals Road, Barclay Drive, Warren Road, Montreal Road and Brockett Road.
Four more trucks will go into service on Friday at the stations located at the Emory University campus, Avondale Estates, North Druid Hills and Roberts Drive.