Updated: March 01, 2021 10:47 PM
Created: March 01, 2021 10:47 PM
On Monday, the Duluth Fire Department got some brand new tools through a donation from a local business.
Duluth's Home Depot signed up the city's fire department for a grant to receive $2,500 worth of new tools through their Foundation for First Responders.
Department members says this is important to help swap out worn tools they've used on the job.
“The tools are in the community throughout the city, and we use that on all of our fire calls for numerous things,” said Assistant Chief Brent Consie of the Duluth Fire Department. “If we're overhauling buildings after we have a fire sometimes we have to tear things apart to make sure the fire is out. Sometimes we have to board up and secure buildings."
Home Depot Store Manager Patrick Moran signed the department up for the grant and said they were one of their top picks to give back to the community.
"When I got the approval I was in the office and I got a little excited, because normally we like to get out in the communities and volunteer time and do different things,” said Moran. “With the last year and the craziness going on, we weren't able to do that, so it was exciting to do this."
The department got to pick out which tools they felt are most needed for their rigs.
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