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Gear Up!

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Firefighters have a lot of gear. They need it to stay safe and do their job well. Let’s take a look at a firefighter’s tools.

A firefighter wears a helmet. It protects his or her head from falling objects.

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The mask is attached to an air tank. The tank supplies a firefighter with clean air to breathe.

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It is hard to breathe when the air is smoky. A firefighter uses an air mask.

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A firefighter carries an ax. It is used to break down doors to get to the fire.

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Firefighters wear special boots. They keep a firefighter’s feet safe and dry.

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