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BVFD, gets new Scott Safety Tools

BURKBURNETT, TX (KAUZ) -

Christmas came early for the Burkburnett Volunteer Fire Department thanks to their City Council and City Manager, Mike Whaley.

The fire department put in a request for new Scott RIT packs and Scott Sight masks and their wish was granted.

They were able to get two of each and are excited to put them to use.

Jon Morris, the BVFD engineer, said they're the first fire department in Wichita County to get a hold of these new tools.

"Being a volunteer fire department its kind of hard to get new equipment unless you're able to get the funds from the city or a grant," Morris said. "We're extremely grateful that they saw a need for us and provided it for us."

Unlike their old tools, their Scott Sight masks have a thermal imaging camera built into them to allow firefighters to be hands free while performing search and rescue missions.

On the other hand, their new RIT packs will be used to rescue downed firefighters and victims.

Morris said these tools are very useful and will help continue to protect citizens of Burkburnett and Wichita County.

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