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Firefighters Receive Critical Safety Equipment

  • 24 June 2015
Firefighters Receive Critical Safety Equipment

Vail Fire & Emergency Services is the recipient of a $6,091 donation made possible by Neil-Garing Insurance and its partnership with Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company. The grant will be used to purchase new breathing masks.

 “These breathing masks are a new design which will allow a firefighter to withstand a higher degree temperature when using them than with our older style masks,” said Fire Chief Mark Novak. “This new equipment will provide a greater level of safety for our firefighters.”

A grant presentation ceremony was on Wednesday, June 24 at the West Vail Fire Station involving representatives from Vail Fire and Neil-Garing Insurance and Fireman’s Fund. The grant program has awarded equipment to the department in previous years, including an extrication device.

To learn more about the grant program and other grants awarded in Colorado, visit To learn more about the rich history of Fireman’s Fund, visit

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