Quincy City Council Okays Updating Firefighting Equipment
The Quincy City Council Monday night agreed to an update in equipment for the Quincy Fire Department.
The council agreed to purchase 38 new self-contained breathing units for the department, replacing units that were about a year-and-a-half away from being taken out of service.
The units are back packs that provide oxygen to firefighters while they fight fires. The updated equipment also includes a thermal imaging device.
The total cost of the units is nearly $275,000, 90 percent of which will be covered by an Assistance to Firefighters Grant.