Gwinnett to purchase firefighter turnout gear

Gwinnett recently approved the purchase of firefighter turnout gear, the protective clothing worn by firefighters when they are engaged in fire suppression activities. (Courtesy Gwinnett County Fire and Emergency Services)
Gwinnett recently approved the purchase of firefighter turnout gear, the protective clothing worn by firefighters when they are engaged in fire suppression activities. (Courtesy Gwinnett County Fire and Emergency Services)

Gwinnett Commissioners recently approved the purchase of firefighter turnout gear, the protective clothing worn by firefighters when they are engaged in fire suppression activities. Before choosing a winning contractor, vendors were selected by the county to do a wear trial through two seasons to compare how the gear performed.

The annual contract totaling $2,068,275 went to the highest scoring firm, Bennett Fire Products Company.

Through successful negotiations, the county was able to obtain cost savings of approximately $25,230 without any reduction in the scope of the contract.

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