Henry County’s Fire Station 16, whose construction has just been completed, will receive a new Breathing Air System at a cost of $70,663.61 after an affirmative vote July 17 from the Board of Commissioners.
As with the station itself, the system will be funded by the county’s current SPLOST. The system is used to refill self-contained breathing apparatus, which “will provide department-wide consistency, compatibility with departmental training, and maintain operational/maintenance standards for filling SCBA/SCUBA tanks,” according to a county staff report. The tanks are used “for safe entry into emergency situations for life and safety.”
Location of this equipment at the station “will provide strategic county placement for surrounding fire/EMS apparatus usage, which will save time, fuel, maintenance and mileage,” according to officials.