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Portland firefighters get gift from Firehouse Subs

Posted at 1:04 PM, Oct 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-14 14:09:44-04

PORTLAND, Texas -- Firehouse Subs has given the Portland Fire Department an $18,000 grant to buy new gear.

Thanks to that donation, the PFD now has an extra set of bunker gear for each firefighter.

That's the specialized, protective clothing they wear when they respond to fires.

Before today, Portland firefighters had just one set of bunker gear to wear for their entire shift.

That meant sometimes having to use gear contaminated when responding to previous fires or chemical spills.

I'll tell you why that’s that’s hazardous for the firefighters, tonight here on KRIS 6 News.