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Lackawanna lawmakers did the right thing in approving a funding request from the Fire Department to replace battered breathing equipment. The move has the potential to save the lives of firefighters and civilians.

Other municipalities should examine their lifesaving equipment to be sure it is up to standard Discount Newport 100S Cigarettes. As The News reported, when Lackawanna hired nine firefighters in 2014, the city issued them retreads: breathing masks that had been turned in by retirees Online Newport Cigarette Store. Some of the equipment showed the effects of heavy use, with cracked faceplates and worn-out straps. Obviously, no way to run an equipment closet, especially one for a Fire Department Buy Newport Cigarettes Wholesale.

When the issue was brought to the attention of the Lackawanna City Council, lawmakers had no choice but to approve $6,500 to update the breathing equipment. It doesn't sound like a lot of money, but it is for a city with a near-empty till.

In the future, rather than look between the sofa cushions for the money, Council members could try turning to local businesses for help. A goodwill gesture would generate positive publicity while helping to safeguard the community. In the meantime, local officials keep writing grant requests, hoping to snag one that will help ensure safety equipment is kept up to date.

The News' Jane Kwiatkowski Radlich recently reported on the unacceptable state of the Fire Department's equipment. The self-contained breathing apparatus provides clean air for firefighters to breathe as they battle a fire. Not only is some of the equipment badly worn, there are not enough SCBAs to equip every firefighter at the scene of a big fire.

This was especially troublesome during last November's fire at the former Bethlehem Steel plant Cheap Cartons Of Cigarettes. The fire burned for days, filling the air with toxic smoke. Fortunately Cigarettes Online Free Shipping, the Buffalo Fire Department loaned Lackawanna firefighters the necessary breathing equipment.

Borrowing is probably an acceptable practice on a playground when someone forgets to bring the basketball, but it is not the way to operate a Fire Department.

And the department has other, bigger, needs: a new fire engine, at a cost of $330,000. For now, lawmakers managed to grant the request for better breathing apparatus. Firefighters should not have to wonder if their protective mask can keep them safe.<br/>related article :<br/> Good Marlboro Cigarettes
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