Lake County Fire Rescue recently took delivery of three new, custom pumpers as part of the department’s long-term plan to transition from commercial style fire trucks to custom fire trucks.
“We appreciate our Board of County Commissioners who continue to support public safety needs,” said Fire Chief Jim Dickerson. “These trucks will not only last longer, but will be a big boost in firefighter morale.”
Custom fire trucks provide additional room for personal protective equipment (PPE), keeping soiled equipment out of the cab, as well as increase the longevity of the units as commercial pumpers have a shorter life cycle.
The units will serve the communities of Plantation, Mount Dora and the Four Corners area. Lake County will not be conducting push back ceremonies for the new trucks due to the COVID-19 pandemic.