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Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Safety In Numbers for Milton

City equips three fire stations with new advanced-technology vehicles
Published on: 05/24/07
Doug Nurse / AJC.com

The city of Milton has a government and a police department. And it is now the proud owner of three fire stations — with a fire department and equipment to staff them.
The fire stations are located on Arnold Mill Road, Thompson Road and Hickory Flat Road.

Demographics / Gender: 37 males (97%), 1 female (3%)

Race: 35 white (92%), 3 minority (8%)

Where they came from:Cherokee County (2)DeKalb County (2)City of Alpharetta (1)City of Austell (1)City of College Park (2)Clayton County (1) Dawson County (1)Douglas County (2)Fannin County (1)Forsyth County (1)Fulton County (18)Hall County (2) Lumpkin County (1)Paulding County (3)

Technology components"In car" (fire engine) laptop computers Dell Rugged laptopRecord Management SystemPre-plans and inspection records Verizon Wireless Connection MSA thermal imaging camerasMulti-gas detection instrumentsLED lighting systems

Not only does the city of Milton have some of the newest, most technologically advanced public safety vehicles in the state, but one could also make the case that it has the best-looking fleet.
To replace the three trucks departing with Fulton County, the city recently purchased three pumpers with 750-gallon water capacity, compared with the typical 500 gallons. The pumpers also have a shorter wheelbase that allows the vehicles greater maneuverability. They are equipped with two chain saws for fighting brush fires and cleaning up after storms.

In a few weeks, the fire department will have two additional vehicles in its fleet – a ladder truck, known as a "quint," with a 75-foot articulating aerial ladder, and a Ford F250 4X4 extended-bed wildland-brush truck with a 300-foot forestry hose and 100-gallon water tank.

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