In time for Memorial Day, Hall County Fire Services will have a new 23-foot rescue boat.
The county’s marine rescue team, which is now in its 10th year, has needed a new boat to sustain the amount of use on Lake Lanier, said Deputy Fire Chief Chad Black.
The $106,000 boat will have more room for responders to perform medical operations in addition to a 64-inch bow-door clearance to let people on and off of the vessel.
Black estimates the vessel should have a lifespan of around 20 to 30 years and will cost significantly less in maintenance.
The budget request was placed on the consent agenda by the Hall County Board of Commissioners and approved Thursday at a voting meeting.