July 7, 2022

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Jackson donates respiratory gear for firefighter coaching in Dundee

JACKSON, MI — Previous firefighting tools could uncover a new household, and new intent, owing to a donation in between departments.

The donation of about 20 self-contained breathing equipment (SCBA) models from the Jackson Fire Division to the Dundee Township Fireplace Department was accredited by the Jackson Metropolis Council throughout a March 8 assembly.

JFD not long ago obtained new SCBA gear by a federal grant, according to a resolution introduced prior to council. The receipt of the new products renders the previously-utilised SCBAs — which had been utilised by the department because 2010 — unusable, stated Jackson Hearth Main David Picket.

“(JFD) experienced used the now out of date SCBAs for a lot of yrs and they have been commencing to deteriorate,” mentioned a report to the council by Jackson Director Police and Fire Expert services Director Elmer Hitt.

The older SCBA would help in the generation of a hearth cadet system inside Dundee Township Fireplace, Wood mentioned. The potential application is the planned final result of a partnership among Dundee Township Fireplace and Dundee High Faculty.

“The intention is to give youngsters credit history for faculty, empower them to get their point out certificates and be capable to check for a medical license and then be a part of the ranks of a fire office on graduation,” said a letter to JFD from Dundee Township Hearth Assistant Chief Rob Justice.

Specified their age, and the simple fact they have been received by means of a federal grant, the SCBA packs have no marketplace value and could not be sold to one more section, Picket reported.

“Because they are past day, they’re generally coaching aids,” said Jackson Assistant Hearth Main Tim Gonzales.

The models involve masks and air tanks, and would be utilized to familiarize cadets with firefighting gear, Gonzales claimed. They would not be applied in active fire situations.

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