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Firefighters receive critical new protective gear
Firefighters receive critical new protective gear

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. -- The Johns Creek Fire Department is about to get some much-needed new turnout gear.

The Fireman's Fund Insurance Company has partnered with J. Smith Lanier & Co. to present the gear to officials at Johns Creek Fire Station #61 (10265 Medlock Bridge Parkway, 30097) at noon on Tuesday, May 24.

Turnouts are the protective, fire-resistant clothes that firefighters wear when they respond to incidents like fires and major vehicle crashes. This special donation will help fund three new sets of turnouts, including both coats and pants.

"This backup gear is crucial for protecting our firefighters in order to rescue trapped victims and fight fires in toxic environments," said Johns Creek Fire Chief Jeff Hogan. "This grant enables us to satisfy our most basic mission: saving lives. In terms of personal protection, a firefighter's safety is only as reliable as his or her safety gear."

Today's grant is part of a nationwide philanthropic program funded by Fireman's Fund. It is designed to provide needed equipment, training and educational tools to local fire departments and burn prevention organizations.

"We are proud to help in such a meaningful way, knowing these firefighters will benefit from having such an important donation," said Pamela Ellis with J. Smith Lanier & Co. "Having updated protective gear isn't a luxury -- it's critical to the well-being of all firefighters."

To learn more about Fireman's Fund, visit the "Supporting Firefighters" Facebook page.

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