CORNING, AR (KAIT) - The Corning city council approved new fire protection suits for the fire department.
The council will purchase 18 new suits for firefighters.
According to Mayor Rob Young, the old suits are worn out and it was time for an upgrade to keep the responders safe.
The 18 suits cost around $32,000 in total.
The city received a $10,000 grant to help pay for the suits, and they recently applied for a second grant.
Young said until the city gets the second grant they will move forward with the purchase with money from the general fund.
Young said it is important to keep first responders well equipped, and cannot thank them enough for their hard work.
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