BROCTON - Without question, firefighting is a dirty job. But thanks to joint efforts of the Brocton Fire Department, village leaders and Senator Charles Schumer, a local department's gear can be washed free of the effects of firefighting and hopefully last for an extended period of time.
The Brocton Fire Department was originally granted $40,000 by FEMA to purchase 30 sets of turnout gear. Because of the need for the suits before the funds were to be released, the department decided to purchase its own gear out of available funds from their fundraising line item.
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