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Purchases of bond-funded equipment under way for SHFAD


July 18, 2017

NEW EXTRICATION TOOLS, battery-powered Hurst Jaws of Life, are mounted in Rescue 21 and ready for use.

The Sweet Home Fire and Ambulance District took delivery of new extrication tools last week, its first major purchase under a six-year $1.575 million bond approved by voters in November, and it won a federal grant that will allow it to hire additional medics.

The district received seven battery-powered Hurst Jaws of Life tools, including two spreaders, two cutters, one ram and two combination tools at a cost of $64,500 on July 10.

Previously, the district paid about $7,000 to install a new repeater off High Deck Road to improve radio communications in the Quartzville corridor and east alo...

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