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The 100 Club donated 400 washdown kits to Arizona fire departments to help prevent job-related cancer, reports 12 News. Research from the University of Arizona shows using these kits immediately after a fire can help reduce cancer causing contaminants by up to 80 percent.
Equipment

The City of Valdosta has gotten $53,000 worth of new firefighter gear that could potentially help prevent cancer, reports WALB News 10. Chief Boutwell shared that the department’s eventual goal is to have two sets for firefighter gear for the entire department
Equipment

The Plympton Fire Department has new gear thanks to a $25,000 grant from the Gary Sinise Foundation, reports 95.9 FM WATD. The grant money was used to purchase TECGEN gear. Fire Chief Steven Silva says the gear will be used for every call except for structure fires. The gear that was purchased gives the department...
Apparatus

The Britt Fire Department has purchased a Ford F550 pickup, radios, truck equipment and air packs. Around $64,000 was spent in total, using money the department received through fundraising efforts and grants, reports Globe Gazette. A fire engine pump is on order and expected to be delivered in August at an approved cost of $431,000....
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Newark officials marked the donation of a fire truck with a ceremony, reports NJ.com. The 1987 Emergency One truck is a 110-foot aerial ladder valued at $10,000. The Newark Fire Division’s donation includes equipment, including harnesses, generators, rope, coats, pants, boots, attack hose and supply hose.
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The Executive Office of Public Safety is providing the Fire Department with $2,500 to purchase 10 hoods and 15 gloves for personal protection, reports The Boston Globe. The funding comes from a state grant program intended to provide firefighters with more advanced gear that can reduce the amount of cancer-causing chemicals they come into contact...
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Hesston Fire/EMS was able to purchase a new Stryker Power Load System for one if its ambulances thanks to community donations, reports The Hutchinson News. Hesston Fire/EMS Chief Russ Buller said the equipment enhances the services provided by local first-responders by creating a safer work environment for staff, as well as allowing for safer loading,...