Silver City Fire Department looking for help to replace decade-old gear

VIDEO: Silver City firefighters looking to replace decade-old gear

CREEK COUNTY, Okla. — A fire department in Creek County is looking for a way to replace the old gear they have been using for over a decade.

The Silver City Fire Department began in 1996 and is made up of eight core firefighters who volunteer to cover about 40-square miles and serve a community of about 2,000 people. Their crew was on the front lines of the 2012 wildfires in Creek County.

Homeowners in the area give the department about $60 per year each -- adding up to about $13,000 which they use primarily to keep their trucks maintained.

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The trucks maintained by the Silver City Fire Department lined up outside.
The trucks maintained by the Silver City Fire Department lined up outside. (FOX23)

The money stretches too thin to consistently replace the bunk gear the firefighters use on the job. Each set of gear costs about $2,500.

The department is asking for help in replacing some of that gear that hasn’t been replaced in more than a decade.