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Fire Department acquires new air pack equipment

ELIZABETHTON (Nov 29, 2018) - To serve a city in dangerous situations, firefighters need equipment at the top of its game in order to improve their ability to serve. When their equipment is at least 20 years old, however, this can be a dangerous risk. The Elizabethton Fire Department holds this mentality and is making a needed switch.

The Elizabethton Fire Department is acquiring upgraded equipment to enhance their abilities as a force, purchasing new air packs from Scott Safety.

“The packs currently in use are 20 years old,” Fire Chief Barry Carrier said. “They are serviceable, but every year they cost more and more because of maintenance issues.”

The upgraded air packs include the actual mask, the harness backpack and new air tanks.

Read the full article in the Elizabethton Star.