The Banks County Board of Commissioners unanimously agreed Tuesday night to spend up to $34,000 to buy firefighter equipment, including turnout gear, radios and pagers.
Fire chief Brian Eubanks and volunteer captain Greg Wells presented the request and the newest volunteer recruit class attended. Training officer Richard Crowder also presented two of the new recruits, who gave a demonstration on getting into their turnout gear in less than two minutes.
Eubanks said that less than six months ago, the county had only 20 active volunteers. The county now has 50 volunteer, which has brought on the need for the additional firefighting equipment.
A firefighter recruit is shown giving a demonstration at the board of commissioners meeting Tuesday night on getting into turnout gear in less than two minutes.
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