Ga. firefighters getting longer-lasting air tanks

Commissioner OK'd spending federal grant money to buy equipment including 159 new breathing apparatuses with carbon-fiber air tanks


By Tim Omarzu
The Chattanooga Times Free Press

LaFAYETTE, Ga. — Walker County firefighters soon should have a weight taken off their shoulders.

That's because Commissioner Bebe Heiskell on Thursday approved spending $405,162 in federal grant money to buy equipment including 159 new breathing apparatuses equipped with carbon-fiber air tanks. The tanks weigh 11 pounds, hold 45 minutes' worth of air and should stay in service for 30 years, officials said.

LexisNexis Copyright © 2013 LexisNexis, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.   
Terms and Conditions Privacy Policy

Full story: Ga. firefighters getting longer-lasting air tanks

  1. Tags
  2. Fire Grants
  3. Grants
  4. Personal Protective Equipment

Join the discussion

Brand focus

Sponsored content
World of Warships: Wargaming weighs anchor with this action-packed combat game

World of Warships: Wargaming weighs anchor with this action-packed combat game

World of Warships, a free-to-play action MMO, engages teams of 12 in a game of naval strategy

logo for print