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New Equipment at the Pella Fire Department

Posted: Tuesday, April 24th, 2012 at 6:29 am
Author: KNIA/KRLS News - Brad Gaspelin

The Pella Fire Department has received some new equipment in time for summer. Pella Ambulance got a grant from the Pella Community Foundation to purchase equipment to keep firefighters from overheating on long calls. The firefighters now have access to a misting tent, chairs, and special cooling towels. Pella Fire Chief Doug Van Gorkom says it’s very easy for firefighters to overheat while wearing their gear.