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Gwinnett to Buy New Swift Water Rescue Truck

The emergency vehicle is designed to transport rescue crews and equipment to emergencies on the Chattahoochee River or Lake Lanier.

The Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners approved funding Dec. 11 for a new swift water rescue truck to be based at Fire Station 14 in Buford.

The $229,461 vehicle is designed to transport rescue crews and equipment to emergencies on the Chattahoochee River or Lake Lanier and will be funded through the 2009 SPLOST sales tax program. 

Gwinnett commissioners also accepted a $20,000 grant from the Georgia Emergency Management Agency to replace tools and equipment used on the search and rescue truck based at Fire Station 24 near the Mall of Georgia and a $16,764 grant from the Georgia Trauma Care Network to help replace trauma-related emergency medical equipment used by firefighters/EMTs throughout the county.

“We’re very grateful for these grants because they help reduce our operating costs and allow us to secure equipment that will enhance our emergency response capabilities,” said Gwinnett County Fire Chief Bill Myers in a released statement.

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