Materials firm AdvanSix Inc. has donated communications equipment to Hopewell Fire & Rescue in Hopewell, Va.
AdvanSix's plant in Hopewell helped purchase two intercom headset systems to improve safety and responses to an emergency. The equipment — valued at $5,000 — will to assist and improve communication for firefighters onboard a fire engine.
"Communication is critical for firefighters," AdvanSix Health and Safety Manager Daniel Wingler said in a news release. He added that the headsets work with a department's two-way radio allowing crews to receive critical updated information as they respond to an emergency scene.