Pennsauken, Camden And Collingswood Receive Grant For Fire Equipment

Pennsauken Township, along with Camden and Collingswood, received an important federal grant to purchase necessary new equipment for their fire departments.

The fire departments for the three municipalities received funding for nearly $1.7 million worth of self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) units after partnering on a 2014 federal grant application. SCBA units provide oxygen to responders inside toxic environments like burning buildings. Newer models have upgraded electronics, better safety features that warn firefighters when air is low, and allow responders to “marry up” to another air pack if the air supply runs low.

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