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WLFD debuts new equipment

The West Lafayette Fire Department is showing off its new life saving gear.

Posted: Mar. 21, 2018 4:30 PM
Updated: Mar. 21, 2018 4:30 PM

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — The West Lafayette Fire Department is showing off its new life-saving gear.

The department has been training on the new gear and will begin using it in the field next month.

As we reported in August, the department invested in 26 new self-contained breathing apparatus'.

The gear cost about $190,000 and replaces the current devices.

The new packs have tracking equipment, a thermal camera and will weigh less.

It also allows firefighters to connect to each others air supply in the event of an emergency.

Purdue fire crews have the same equipment, which allows the two agencies to work together.

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