By FireRescue1 Staff
LIMINGTON, Maine — A fire department ordered to “stand down” due to outdated gear is back in business.
WGME reported that the Limington Fire Department, whose operations were put on hold Saturday after the city deemed their gear to be outdated, will now respond to all calls.
The gear underwent inspection over three days and the city determined that while it is past the recommended 10 years of use, all state safety standards are upheld.
The department also received fully compliant gear from other fire departments, according to the Press Herald.
Limington officials previously told the department that the aging equipment actually posed a higher safety risk than the city not having a fire department at all.
The city of Limington officials said they are creating a plan to replace the equipment soon, and that a grant request was submitted in January that would give the town 20 sets of gear.