"State Rep Jeff Roy, D-Franklin and Sen. Karen Spilka, D-Ashland, made a trip to the fire station Monday morning to get a firsthand look at the newest tools they helped purchase for the department.
Roy and Spilka worked together to secure a $65,000 grant to fund 60 hearing protection devices for Franklin firefighters.
The new items will help avoid potential hearing loss, said Fire Chief Gary McCarraher.
“The hearing protection devices are headsets that reduce the noise firefighters are exposed to within and around the fire apparatus,” McCarraher said. “They incorporate an intercom system so they can talk to one another as well as connection with the radio system.”
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|Paul Molla demos the new headsets (Jeff Roy Facebook photo)|