Fire Department gets new tools

Air bags, cutters and spreaders will be helpful in extrication

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

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Capt. Brian Johnson shows the new circular saw which can cut either metal or wood.
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Capt. Brian Johnson shows the new circular saw which can cut either metal or wood.

New equipment at the Pea Ridge Fire Department will be useful in extrications, according to Capt. Brian Johnson. Rubber air bags which come in a variety of sizes, can be used to lift as much as 60,000 pounds. Because of their size and flexibility, they can be placed in very small spaces to separate or lift heavy objects.


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