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Firehouse Subs donates extrication tools to DeLand Fire Department
DeLand Fire receives extrication tools from Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation

(DeLand, FL) – The DeLand Fire Department received extrication equipment Monday that could one day save the life of a resident trapped in wreckage.

The Hurst tools, also commonly known as the “Jaws of Life,” were donated by the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation. Each tool is a hydraulic combination cutter/spreader. It incorporates the latest in battery technology, allowing them to be the most powerful tools of their kind. The three tools are valued at a combined $31,990.

The fire department had previously purchased one of the battery-operated Hurst tools, but now with this donation each of the city’s response vehicles will be equipped, said Fire Chief John McDaniel.

“These instruments are valuable to our firefighters when they respond to situations where we need to work quickly to free someone,” McDaniel said. “We are grateful to the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation for providing the equipment we need to be as effective as possible when responding to calls for service.”


Note: Photos of the event have been posted on the City of DeLand Facebook page

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