Jennings Fire Department receives new equipment

The Jennings Fire Department received over $70,000 worth of new fire equipment.

According to Jennings Fire Chief, Hulin Theriot the money was used to replace aging self contained breathing apparatus (SCBA). They are used to help firefighters breathe, they’re equipped with oxygen masks and alarms to sound off when a firefighter is down or in need. He says he expressed the need for the new equipment during a budget meeting. Theriot says the SCBA’s that fire fighters were working with before were aged and cost the department a lot of money to keep up.

The new equipment is more advanced, much lighter to carry and contain more oxygen.

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