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Franklin gets new water rescue equipment

About $15,000 worth of new equipment will help Franklin firefighters with water rescues.

Franklin City Council members have approved buying wetsuits, life jackets, water rescue helmets and other equipment for the Franklin Fire Department, which firefighters will use to help remove people from flooded homes and to search lakes for drowning victims.

Money for the new equipment comes from the sale of a truck from the Franklin Fire Department to the Bargersville Fire Department, Fire Chief John Henderson said.

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