Fulton County Fire Rescue to Dedicate Two New Fire Engines to Honor Fallen Firefighters | Print |

The Fulton County Fire Rescue Department will add two new fire engines to their fleet to better serve residents in south Fulton County. A dedication ceremony will be held to honor fallen firefighters, Felix Roberts and Harold "Hoot" Gibson on Wednesday, June 25, 2014, at 1:00 pm at the Public Safety Memorial at Wolf Creek located at 3025 Merck Road, College Park, GA 30349.

“We are excited about the addition of these two Engines to our fleet,” stated Fire Chief Larry Few. “We proudly dedicate them to honor two men who epitomized service to the residents of south Fulton County.”

Firefighter Felix Roberts died in the line of duty on May 28, 2007 while attempting to save the life of another person. Firefighter Harold “Hoot” Gibson died July 2, 2011 as a result of illness sustained in the line of duty. Both of these firefighters paid the ultimate price; therefore, the Department will honor them by dedicating the fire engines in their name.

The two (2) new Spartan Gladiator fire engines were purchased from Capital Funds for $402,000 each. The Spartan ERV Gladiator Fire Engines were custom built by Spartan ERV located in Brandon, South Dakota. The commanding custom cab and chassis is built from the ground up to offer unmatched strength and performance. The spacious cab interior of the Spartan Gladiator provides ample room for crew members, equipment and storage.

The vehicles are top of the line and are a welcomed addition to the prevention and firefighting efforts of the Fulton County Fire Rescue Department. “The addition of these engines will enable us to rotate vehicles which will help us to better maintain the entire fleet,” said Chief Few. The Engines have been assigned to fire stations #23 and #5.

For more information about the Fulton County Fire Rescue Department, visit http://www.fultoncountyga.gov/fcfrd-home and follow them on Twitter @FCFRD.