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Geneva to spend more than $50K on new firefighter gear

GENEVA – Geneva firefighters are due to receive 25 new sets of coats and pants known as turnout gear at a cost of more than $50,000. Aldermen voted unanimously to approve the expenditure Jan. 16.

The turnout gear is replacing out-of-date and worn-out gear for 25 members of the department, officials said. Each set of clothing costs nearly $2,000, based on the lowest qualified bid from W.S. Darley, an Itasca company, documents show.

The National Fire Protection Association recommends that gear is to be retired after 10 years after the date of manufacture, officials said.

The gear includes helmets, gloves, coats, pants, hoods and boots, officials said. Depending on use and wear, some gear has to be retired before the 10-year anniversary date, officials said.

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