Equipment

The Eclectic Fire Department purchased new oxygen tanks and masks with a grant of over $60,000, reports Tallapoosa Publishers, Inc. The new equipment replaces gear in the department’s inventory from the early 1990s. The equipment is an important piece to keeping firefighters safe when answering calls even beyond house fires. Some recent calls where EFD...
Equipment

After a four-year period and two previous applications with no luck, Sevier County fire departments were awarded a regional Federal Emergency Management Agency grant in the sum of $596,645 to purchase new and customized equipment, reports The Richfield Reaper. The Sevier County commissioners subsequently approved a 10 percent match of the funds awarded by the...
Equipment

Firefighters believe thefts happened during one of their emergency calls or while they were on dinner break, reports WCNC NBC. The stolen items include two radios, two breathing masks and two city fuel cards. Gastonia Fire Department’s Jim Landis said the thefts endanger lives especially if firefighters go to a house fire and realize their...
Equipment

Several attempts have been made to secure a grant toward acquiring self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) units for the Tawas City Fire Department, reports Iosco County News-Herald. Officials weighed the options for replacing the outdated air packs, which are nearly 20 years old and no longer reliable. Following some discussion, the City Council voted 4-2 to...
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Although similar to the 2013 Edition and bearing the same name, some significant changes are included in the 2018 Edition of Dräger SCBA.