Scituate: Fire Fighters Getting New Suits

Firefighters in Scituate are getting new suits.

The National Fire Protection Association or NFPA requires fire departments to mandatorily retire turnout gear after ten years.

Turnout gear is the firefighters personal protective equipment consisting of pants, boots, jacket and helmet.

Scituate appropriated funds for the new turnout gear and Fire Chief John Murphy says the department will replace half the gear this year and the other half next year.

“The whole turn out gear is about $2,500 to $2,700 per person depending on what kind of boots you get and if you need a helmet or not. The town appropriated $66,000 at the April town meeting to replace approximately half the fire fighters gear this year. We are going to ask for the balance of the other half in the Fall for next Spring’s vote,” said Murphy.

The turnout gear is multi-layered and keeps fire fighters safe from extreme heat while fighting blazes.

Image of Professional Turn Out Gear For Firefighters.

Image of Professional Turn Out Gear For Firefighters.

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