Sutton (MA) Receives Safety Grant

The Sutton Fire/Rescue Department received a $5,000 Washer-Extractor Equipment Grant from the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security (EOPSS) and the Department of Fire Services (DFS), reports The Millbury-Sutton Chronicle.

The funding will be used to purchase a washer-extractor to effectively clean firefighter turnout gear after it has been exposed to smoke, ash or other hazardous materials so that firefighters do not have to wear contaminated gear.

A national standard set by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) on the care and cleaning of structural firefighting gear delineates specific types of machines that should be used to effectively remove cancer-causing chemicals after each exposure to smoke or fire.

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