When Hodgenville Fire Chief Wally Sparks and other volunteer firefighters for the city responded to a house fire last week, they were wearing “borrowed” gear from LaRue County. Although he has been chief since 2011, “LCFD” is lettered on the back of his jacket.
That could be a thing of the past as City Council has agreed to invest in purchasing turnout gear for the department. Nine sets of turnout gear – which includes helmet, gloves, pants and boots – will cost $23,341. Five air packs will boost the total to $36,341.