High Point firefighters with Station 12 are testing their newest truck before they finish loading it and putting it into service.
Engine 12 is a 1,000-gallon pumper truck and will soon be joined by Engine 6, a smaller 500-gallon pumper truck.
A rescue truck will go into service next week. Deputy Chief Brian Evans said the three trucks are a good investment for the city.
"These three apparatuses cost the citizens $1.8 million. It was done through a contract buy so we are getting the best price out there for these apparatus," said Deputy Chief Evans.
$1.8 million is a lot of money. But Deputy Chief Evans explains that tax payers will spend less in the long run.