Pictured from left to right: Glenn Henry, Dean of Life Sciences, Athens Technical College; Ken Parsons, Deputy Fire Chief; Mark Saxon, Commissioner; Jim Luke, Commissioner; Andra Dickens, First Responder; Melvin Davis, Commission Chairman; John Daniel, Commissioner; Margaret Hale, Commissioner; Jordan Farrington, Firefighter/First Responder
The Oconee County Fire Department now has five rescue trucks in its fleet.
The fifth truck, a Ford Expedition, was added on June 18 and is located in the Eastville area, according to a news release.
Special local option sales tax revenue was used to purchase and equip the truck at a cost of $30,000.
Volunteer medical responders trained to provide first aid use the rescue trucks to answer calls for medical service and traffic accidents in Oconee County.
All rescue trucks are strategically located throughout the county to provide quick response to medical emergencies, the news release stated.