TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) - Local firefighters are getting the boost they need to better protect themselves...along with you and your families.
That's thanks to some new gear.
The Terre Haute Board of Public Works approved it on Monday morning.
This will replace the aging gear within the Terre Haute Fire Department.
Chief Jeff Fisher said this happens every 10-years, and it is no cost to the taxpayers.
It will also allow firefighters to have two sets of gear.
"If they're out on winter days, and rain...or snow, and their gear gets wet, they can hang it up to dry and pull out their separate gear. Or if their gear gets totally destroyed, they have another set of gear that they can start, they can use, and then get the other one replaced," Fisher said.