Bryan city councilmembers during their March 14 meeting unanimously approved spending more money for fire department uniforms.
That caught the attention of councilwoman Marca Ewers-Shurtleff.
She said that more uniforms were ordered because a record number of firefighters have been hired and promoted.
She was also told that more uniforms have arrived following supply chain delays.
Background information given to the council also cited a recent change in uniforms to create “a more professional image”.
The council approved increasing a blanket purchase order of uniforms through the 2026 fiscal year from $99,000 to $175,000 dollars.
Click HERE to read and download background information from the city of Bryan about fire department uniform purchases.
Click below for comments from Marca Ewers-Shurtleff from the March 14, 2023 Bryan city council meeting.