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Enfield Fire Company upgrades equipment with FEMA grant

The Enfield Volunteer Fire Company (EVFC) has successfully acquired advanced firefighting equipment through a FEMA Assistance to Firefighters Grant.

This grant has enabled the fire company to purchase fourteen cutting-edge 3M Scott Fire & Safety X3 Pro Air-Paks, significantly enhancing the safety and effectiveness of their firefighting team. Ellen Woods, the public information officer for Enfield, emphasized the importance of this upgrade from their old Scott self-contained breathing apparatus, highlighting the new equipment’s superior protection against smoke and harmful combustion byproducts.

The newly acquired Air-Paks boast state-of-the-art features like snap change cylinder connection, quick-disconnect regulator, and the latest C5 vision facepiece and regulator. These advancements are crucial in ensuring that firefighters are well-equipped to handle the hazardous conditions they face. Woods also commended the dedication of the fire company leaders who volunteered their time and effort to secure the grant.

This initiative not only enhances the safety of firefighters but also demonstrates fiscal responsibility by reducing the financial burden of fire protection. The new equipment meets the rigorous standards set by the Public Employee Safety and Health (PESH) and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).

This upgrade marks a significant step forward in enhancing the capabilities and safety of the Enfield Volunteer Fire Company.