Lolli said the costs just for the coat and pants can range from $2,200 to $3,000, depending the manufacturer.
He said additional costs for the rest of the ensemble include a helmet which costs about $300, boots are about $300, gloves cost $80 and the Nomex hood costs about $80.
“The turnout gear is fitted to the firefighter,” he said. “We’ve been buying five to eight sets a year.”
He said the request will allow the department “to be proactive in replacing gear on a schedule that does not require large amounts of gear to be replaced all at once.”