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Atlanta Fire Department unveils new apparatus
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Atlanta Fire Department unveils new apparatus

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Fire Department has acquired about $10 million worth of new apparatus.

The equipment was unveiled Tuesday by Mayor Kasim Reed and Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran. It includes nine new engines, three ladder trucks and three battalion command vehicles.

The city helped the fire department obtain the new apparatus.

"We are thrilled to be able to showcase the support Atlanta Fire Rescue has gotten from the Reed administration in such a tangible way," Cochran said in a statement.

"With the construction of four new fire stations, the hiring of more than 300 firefighters over the last three years and the purchases of this new equipment, we are well on our way to becoming the best in class fire rescue department that Atlantans need and deserve," he added.

The new equipment will be housed at fire stations across the city.

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