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June 11, 2016 – Liberty Fire Featured On WBRE

liberty fire co._1465696891385_8958215_ver1.0(WBRE/WYOU) — Firefighters save lives everyday, but we can’t expect them to rush into our burning homes without the proper equipment. That’s why a fire company in Schuylkill County is celebrating today. They’ve just found out they’re getting brand new gear.  Eyewitness News reporter Haley Bianco found out how the gear will be used now and by future firefighters.

“When you guys are running out of the building, we’re running into it. It’s at 3 in the morning when you’re sleeping, and we’re up out of bed ready to go,” said Greg Semanco, Liberty Fire Co. President.

After years of passing down old sets of gear, Liberty firefighters decided it was time to go shopping. With the help of a federal grant, the volunteer fire team gets state-of-the-art gear.

“We rely on it every day,” said Aaron Schimpf, assistant Fire Chief.

The new gear is lighter and more advanced, making the brave act of fighting fires a little bit safer.

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