First shipment of new THFD gear arrives on Friday

A shipment of new fire gear is expected to arrive at the Terre Haute Fire Department on Friday.

Posted: Mar 7, 2019 7:08 PM

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) - A shipment of new fire gear is expected to arrive at the Terre Haute Fire Department on Friday.

It's the first of many shipments of the nearly 230 new gear sets they ordered.

The Board of Public Works approved the purchase for the department last month.

As firefighters get called out to fire, over time, their gear suffers wear and tear.

If current gear is damaged, crews will now be able to put on back-u gear to replace it.

Fire Chief Jeff Fisher said having two sets of gear will be a first for the department.

Because fire gear has an expiration date...it is recommended that the gear is replaced every 10 years.

This new gear will at no cost to taxpayers.

Article Comments

Terre Haute
Overcast
30° wxIcon
Hi: 43° Lo: 20°
Feels Like: 30°
Robinson
Overcast
33° wxIcon
Hi: 42° Lo: 19°
Feels Like: 28°
Indianapolis
Broken Clouds
36° wxIcon
Hi: 41° Lo: 21°
Feels Like: 31°
Rockville
Overcast
30° wxIcon
Hi: 41° Lo: 19°
Feels Like: 30°
Casey
Overcast
29° wxIcon
Hi: 41° Lo: 19°
Feels Like: 29°
Brazil
Overcast
30° wxIcon
Hi: 42° Lo: 20°
Feels Like: 30°
Marshall
Overcast
30° wxIcon
Hi: 42° Lo: 19°
Feels Like: 30°
Rain on the way.
WTHI Planner
WTHI Temps
WTHI Radar

Latest Video

Image

In the Paint Part Three 12-13-19

Image

In the Zone Part Two 12-13-19

Image

In the Paint Part 1

Image

Friday Late Forecast

Image

Local teens make baskets and stockings to help people in need

Image

Sheriff Youth Ranch raffle

Image

Parke County kids get an inside look at how government works

Image

New store confirms it is moving into old Terre Haute Toys R' Us location

Image

Switz City trash plant plan withdrawn

Image

Urban Vs. Rural Temps

WTHI Events