Firefighters’ gear stolen
Thieves who stole equipment that could save people’s lives have left firefighters stunned and angry. A house in Palmerston North was donated to Fire and Emergency New Zealand so it could be used in a training exercise this week. Thieves broke into it and stole a defibrillator, first-aid and burns kits, firefighting gloves, torches and hoods, as well as a hot water cylinder, airconditioning unit, and fittings from the house. Police are investigating.