Firefighters at the Bluefield Fire Department in Mercer County will soon be getting new gear. On Tuesday September 27, 2016, they were presented with a check from the Community Foundation of the Virginia’s for more than $7,000. The firefighters had the gear they’ve been wearing since 2011.
Lt. Shannon Akers said, “The most up to date gear, they’re always redesigning this gear and coming out with more and later and greater materials for the gear so that really helps protect the member as far as when they’re going to and IDLH environment which is immediate danger to life and health in that type of situation protecting their body and they’re health.”
The check was presented at the Bluefield City Board meeting that was held at noon.