Fire Chief Michael Thurz knows seconds count at an accident scene. And there’s no room for error with outdated equipment.
The Glastonbury Fire Department received a boost when Firehouse Subs donated $46,000 for the purchase of life-saving extraction equipment. The “Jaws of Life” cutter and spreader tools help open up vehicles at an accident scene. The new tools are battery-powered, freeing firefighters from having to set up and use hydraulic pumps and hoses. A set will be placed at Company 4 and another at Company 2.
More than a dozen firefighters gathered at the restaurant Tuesday afternoon to celebrate the donation.
“This has been a godsend,” Thurz said. “It took an item off my budget. The existing tools were no longer serviceable. They were 20 years old and we weren’t able to get parts for them anymore. The newer tools are also able to cut through the newer types of vehicles better.”
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