Fire and water

Peabody Gazette Bulletin – February 15, 2017
Submitted by Newz Group – February 28, 2017


State Fire Marshal Doug Jorgensen looks on as a heavy-duty washer/extractor for washing firefighter gear is installed Friday in Florence. The Florence department received the extractor as part of a multi-year state project to boost participation, retention, and safety in volunteer fire departments. Firefighters are at increased risk of health problems, including cancer, from hazardous fire residues, and special detergent used by the machine will more effectively clean and prolong the life of gear. Florence Fire Chief Mark Slater said the machine is for the use of area fire departments, and several have already expressed interest in using it. Slater said he intends to apply for another program grant for new safety gear.


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