With this latest round of awards, 121 departments in need have received a total of 559 sets of turnout gear since 2012.
The Douglas City (CA) Volunteer Fire Department and Cooper Landing (AK) Emergency Services will each receive four sets of turnout gear and four helmets to increase the safety of their members.
The council approved allocating $274,000 toward the purchase of a new 2020 Frazer Type 1 Ambulance for the fire department.
The latest recipients of MSA’s and DuPont’s Globe Gear Giveaway are the Florahome-Grandin (FL) Volunteer Fire Department and Garden Homes (IL) Fire Protection District.
Departments in NY and TN will each receive four sets of new turnout gear and four new helmets.
The Wilmington Fire Department bought four of the helmets to try out.
Departments in Maine and New Jersey will each receive four sets of new turnout gear and four new helmets.
While thermal imaging is finding its way into self-contained breathing apparatus equipment to provide firefighters with hands-free imaging, handheld units continue to be the most prevalent type of thermal imaging camera (TIC) being used by fire departments across the country and continue to grow in numbers being issued to fire crews.
A tour of MSA's headquarters, R&D facility, and manufacturing facility revealed a company passionate about firefighter safety.
On October 15, 2019, MSA, with the assistance of the Boston (MA) Fire Department (BFD), conducted field tests on its newest product designed to assist in the ongoing goal of increasing firefighter safety and survival.