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Worth Co. firefighters will get new equipment

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SYLVESTER, GA (WALB) -

After some confusion and controversy, Worth County firefighters will get new equipment to replace gear they say is unsafe.     

Officials say because of some miscommunication, gear wasn't ordered when it should have been.  Thursday night county commissioners approved $36,000 to buy the equipment. Firefighters are glad to hear it. 

"It feels good to finally get it ordered and it took us a long time but its finally here and I'm happy that it's here that we can that uh people can be safe going into fires and putting fires out," said Michael Shivok, volunteer firefighter.     

Fire gear has an expiration date.The suits some firefighters are using have long-since expired.      Officials aren't sure when the new gear will arrive, but they hope it's in the next few months.

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