Carroll County Fire Rescue accepted delivery of a new fire engine on November 3, 2015. The engine is a 2015 Sutphen rescue style pumper. This is the first of two engines ordered by Carroll County with the second due to arrive in the next 30 days. The fire truck purchase was approved by the Carroll County Board of Commissioners at their November 2014 meeting as part of a long term vehicle replacement plan. The cost of both trucks was $875,478 or $437,739 each which was purchased using SPLOST funds. These are the first fire trucks which have been purchased since 2004, and were very much needed as repairs were beginning to rise due to the aging fleet.
Sutphen Corporation is the oldest continuous operating fire truck manufacturer in the United States with 2015 marking their 125th year making fire apparatus. The vehicles purchased for Carroll County each will carry 1000 gallons of water and 30 gallons of foam. The trucks are equipped with a class A pump capable of pumping 1500 gallons per minute. In addition the trucks will carry a full complement of rescue tools to provide vehicle extrication at motor vehicle accidents.
The first truck will be assigned to Station 9 in Villa Rica with the second truck scheduled to be assigned to Station 7 at Mount Zion.