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Extrication tools, ambulance upgrade top list for bond money expenditures


May 2, 2017

BOB BURGER carries a Hurst spreader during a test of prospective equipment in March.

The Sweet Home Fire and Ambulance District has purchased a new set of extrication tools in its first major expenditure from the $1.575 million bond levy approved by voters last November.

The district spent $64,000 to buy seven new battery-powered hydraulic extrication tools, the “Jaws of Life,” from Hurst, including two cutters, two spreaders, a ram and two combination tools. The tools replace three sets of tools.

The new devices are driven by electricity. The units contain hydraulic fluid. Each piece has two batteries, and the hydraulic fluid is contained within the tool. Batteries...

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