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Richmond Rural Fire District purchases next generation extracation equipment

Richmond Rural Fire Protection District purchased new Jaws of Life for both the district and the Richmond Fire Department’s use. Pictured from left are: Tim Gooch; district director; Steve Cox, district director; Alan Mohn, district treasurer; Bobby Don Davis, district president; David Klaassen, volunteer firefighter; Troy Stigall, district director; Alex Meyer, Richmond Fire engineer, and Mark Sowder, assistant fire chief of the Richmond Fire Department. (Photo by Leah Wankum/Richmond News)

Richmond Rural Fire Protection District purchased new Jaws of Life for both the district and the Richmond Fire Department’s use. Pictured from left are: Tim Gooch; district director; Steve Cox, district director; Alan Mohn, district treasurer; Bobby Don Davis, district president; David Klaassen, volunteer firefighter; Troy Stigall, district director; Alex Meyer, Richmond Fire engineer, and Mark Sowder, assistant fire chief of the Richmond Fire Department. (Photo by Leah Wankum/Richmond News)

By Leah Wankum/Richmond News Editor

ow in use for local firefighters in the Richmond Rural Fire Protection District and Richmond Fire Department.

The district purchased a new set of extrication tools in August. Colloquially known as Jaws of Life, the tools help firefighters in rescue missions. The new tools from Hurst, the manufacturer, cost around $34,000 and are powered by high-capacity, high-output batteries, according to documentation from the Richmond Fire Department.

The complete story is in the Friday, Oct. 21, 2016 Richmond News.

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