SPLOST funds have been used to purchase new fire engines and aerial trucks. These vehicles generally cost hundreds of thousands of dollars in order to be prepared for the rigorous and important important tasks that they are required to perform. The fire engines (#15, #16, and #19) that were purchased in SPLOST IV in 2004 cost $310,000 each. Aerial trucks, which are required to fight fires on multi-story buildings, are also expensive. The two Pierce 105-ft, heavy-duty, all-wheel steer aerial apparatus purchased under SPLOST IV cost $650,000 each in 2004.