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Fix offered for faulty Ga. gear

Company that makes air packs has offered to overhaul every device, but officials say offer can't convince county to keep using gear

By April Hunt
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. — The company that makes DeKalb County firefighters' air packs has offered to overhaul every device the county has, but officials say the offer can't convince the county to keep using the gear, which has malfunctioned from the first day.

The air packs provide clean, compressed air for firefighters to breathe as they battle blazes. Draeger Safety executives met with fire Chief Edward O'Brien last week to discuss complaints about firefighter safety, including 22 "near misses" where the packs either malfunctioned or failed during their first 18 months of use. In a letter dated Friday, the firm agreed to do the overhaul that O'Brien requested.

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