Quincy Fire Department Receives Generous Donation

Quincy Fire Department
Posted at 9:28 PM, Mar 18, 2015
and last updated 2015-03-18 18:35:07-04

QUINCY, Fla. (WTXL) - The Quincy Fire Department received a generous donation today of some much needed equipment.

That includes the 'jaws of life' used to extract victims from their vehicles after an accident.

Quincy Fire Chief Scott Haire says with Fire Station No. 2 being only a mile from the interstate, they had a real need for rescue tools, but didn't have the money in their budget to get them.

The donated life saving equipment is expected to improve the department's rescue capabilities for victims in motor vehicle accidents.

Today they showed off the new tool at the fire station on North Stewart Street.

"The tools that we've got now, the old tools that we had, they all run off hydro lines," said Chief Haire. "This new generation of tools that we're getting now, they're very versatile, they're portable. If you have a car off in a ravine or something it will be a lot more manageable to get these tools on scene quickly and to be able to manage a rescue."

The device is worth more than $24,000. It was all made possible thanks to Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation.