Polk County has purchased a new fire engine and is now working with Rockmart on an automatic aid agreement.
The new engine is the first in a series that will be purchased with Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) funds.
It is a KME international 1250 gallon per minute pumper, with a 750-gallon tank, automatic transmissions and an international engine.
The aging truck, which was purchased in 1982, has not been retired from use. It will be used as a reserve vehicle, according to Randy Lacey, public safety director.
“No vehicle is taken out of service until it is ready for surpl...