Decatur firefighters giveaway masks

Decatur mask giveaway

DECATUR, Ala. (WAFF) - On Monday, people in Decatur will be required to wear masks in most public places, if this is leaving you scrambling for a mask Decatur Fire and Rescue is here to help.

On Saturday, Decatur fire crews spent the morning passing out masks outside the Home Depot on the Beltline.

Firefighters had 1,000 masks to hand out to anyone who needed them, Division Chief Tracy Thornton said they handed out a couple hundred.

“The community’s always been really great to us,” Thornton said. “They’ve always treated us really good. They’ve been really thankful, and appreciative of the fact that we’re here to give out masks, and appreciative of the people that donated the masks.”

Thornton said the fire department was also there to show off their new ladder truck to the community.

The truck has a basket that can go 100 feet up in the air.

Thornton said he’s thankful to Home Depot, for allowing the department to host the mask giveaway in its parking lot and helping them with different donations during the pandemic.

If you missed the mask giveaway on Saturday, he said he expects another one through the fire department sometime in the next few weeks..

Remember, Decatur’s mask ordinance goes into effect Monday at 5:00 p.m.

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