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Local fire department receiving new gear they desperately need

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The department was selected, along with another from Virginia, to receive 12 sets of new turnout gear for its firefighters. The department was selected, along with another from Virginia, to receive 12 sets of new turnout gear for its firefighters.
A fire department in Gentryville is getting the gear they so desperately need. 

Officials at Jackson Township Fire Department say they were one of just two departments in the country to receive the new gear from Globe Turnout Gear.

Assistant Fire Chief Mark Spellmeyer says Globe decided to give away the gear to two deserving fire departments in need to mark the company's 125th anniversary.

Spellmeyer says he applied to receive the gear from Globe since the department faces a low operating budget.

The department was selected, along with another from Virginia, to receive 12 sets of new turnout gear for its firefighters.

"It's definitely going to be a great help. It will allow other funds of ours to be spent in other places that we need it," Spellmeyer said.

Spellmeyer says they should be receiving the new turnout gear within the next couple of weeks.

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