GFD receives Leary Grant for new training equipment

GLASGOW, Ky. – The Glasgow Fire Department is ready to better serve the community.

That’s after a grant approval to purchase new equipment.

Now they’re already training recruits with realistic simulations to prepare firefighters for the job.

The GFD was approved for the Leary Firefighters Foundation Grant for $25,758 in training equipment.

The money went towards purchasing a Lion Digital Fire Attack System.

It comes with two LED attack panels that simulate different types of fires.

They also received weighted bases, a smoke generator, weighted hose line, and a digital nozzle.

The attack panels react to a laser on the digital nozzle to simulate putting a fire out.

Along with the smoke generator simulating the difficulty of seeing.

Dereck Rogers, the GFD Battalion Chief, says this will help make citizens safer too.

The federal government has also awarded the GFD a grant to get new air packs.

Those are currently in production now.

To learn more about the Leary Firefighters Foundation, click here.