General Firefighting Equipment

General Firefighting Equipment

Firefighting is an expensive profession. Firefighting equipment is heavy duty and has to take the punishment of working in very tough environments. The Appleton Fire Department has a very good maintenance program to ensure all equipment is in working order. Like everything else, firefighting equipment has a life span. We welcome donations to offset department costs for equipment replacements.

The cost of firefighting:
The cost for turnout pants and a jacket is $1,750. This does not count boots, gloves or helmets.

The cost of a single Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus and air bottle (an air pack worn while fighting a fire) is $7,500.

The cost of a Thermal Imaging Camera, allowing firefighters to peer through smoke and black-out conditions, is $10,000 per camera.

Donations, no matter the amount, help!