LIMINGTON, Maine (AP) — Officials have ordered a Maine town’s fire department to “stand down” because the group’s rescue gear is outdated and doesn’t meet national standards.
The Portland Press Herald reports the Limington Board of Selectmen released a statement Sunday explaining that the Limington fire department’s gear is more than 10 years old, and it doesn’t meet the National Fire Protection Association’s standard. The standard is required for safety concerns and applies to jackets, pants, helmets and boots.
Officials say they recently discovered the gear exceeded the “mandatory retirement age.”
Nearby fire departments will help Limington if a fire occurs. Town officials say the fire department will continue to respond to medical emergencies.
Most Read Nation & World Stories
- Boeing 787 flight reaches 801 mph as a furious jet stream packs record-breaking speeds
- Alec Baldwin wonders whether Trump's 'SNL' attack poses 'a threat to my safety'
- Intimidation, pressure and humiliation: Inside Trump’s two-year war on the investigations encircling him VIEW
- Smollett developments leave some baffled, others outraged
- Newspaper calls for KKK resurgence, schools rescind honors
Information from: Portland Press Herald, http://www.pressherald.com