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$4K grant helps W.Va. FD purchase hazmat suits

The Princeton Fire Department purchased six Level A suits for hazardous materials incidents

By Greg Jordan
Bluefield Daily Telegraph

PRINCETON, W.Va. — The Princeton Fire Department was granted a funding request of $4,000 from the office of Delegate Joe Ellington, R- Mercer, for the purchase of six chemical protective suits, city officials announced Monday.

These Lakeland Interceptor Plus suits will be used to provide firefighters and emergency responders with the highest level of chemical and vapor protection during events involving hazardous materials.

This equipment will be housed on a regional response trailer provided by Princeton Fire Department and will be available to all areas of Mercer County and some areas of McDowell County.

“I would like to thank Delegate Joe Ellington for his support in helping provide this essential equipment to the Princeton Fire Department that will truly benefit the citizens of the city and Mercer County,” Princeton Fire Chief Matt Mould said.

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