Fire fighters with the South Dundas Fire and Emergency Services are ‘suiting up’.
South Dundas council approved chief Chris McDonough’s request to purchase uniform tunics and station wear from Carleton Uniforms.
McDonough chose to sole-source the purchase “to ensure consistency and compatibility with the existing uniforms.”
“Prior to my coming to South Dundas, they used Carleton Uniforms,” he said.
In addition, McDonough praised the quality and service provided by Carleton Uniforms in the past.
He outlined this year’s uniform needs in a report to council: “A majority of our uniforms in all three stations only require the new crest, however there are some that need to be replaced in addition to the fire fighters that have completed their one year probation.”
“There will also be new ‘station wear’ that will need to be purchased for staff.”
“For clarification, uniforms are worn for formal functions such as parades and funerals whereas the station wear is worn for school tours, local community events and our ‘Smoke Alarm Program’.”
McDonough assured council that the purchase would not exceed the already approved $20,000 budget allowance for uniforms.