Cherokee County Fire Engine #24 was put back in service yesterday. The former engine was involved in an accident on September 14th of last year that totaled the vehicle. This new engine is replacing the one that was wrecked.
According to Cherokee County Fire Chief, Tim Prather, “The cost of the new engine is $438,590.00. Our insurance covered approximately 75% of the replacement cost. We were fortunate that most of the equipment on the former truck was not damaged and is now placed on the new truck. Typically the cost to equip a new truck is approximately $100K so that was an actual savings not lost.”
The new Engine #24 arrived at the Cherokee County Fire Training Center yesterday. Cherokee County firefighters were on hand to place the necessary emergency response tools and supplies on the new engine just before it was put back into service.