The Sauk City Fire Department has received grant money to purchase 10 new warm-weather water rescue suits.
Assistant Chief Mike Breunig says the suits are necessary to make water rescues safely.
"It's just about knowing, no matter what I'm wearing, I'm protected from the water,"
he said. "That I have the right gear to do my job and not have to worry about not having the right gear when I'm out in the water."
Breunig says after last summer's historic flooding, it became apparent the department's cold-weather wetsuits weren't suitable for the summer.
"Our crews were getting very fatigued because of the heat," he said.
He says the warm suits paired with long days made things tough on his firefighters.