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Freedom Township Fire Company Eyes Upgrade to Rescue Tools


August 4, 2022

Rick Boston

Freedom Township Assistant Fire Chief Nate Caldwell demonstrates a cutting tool used in a vehicle extrication rescue.

Last week, members of the Freedom Township Volunteer Fire Company tried out some new rescue tools with the hope of upgrading their equipment.

Anthony Fleming, a representative of Genesis Rescue Tools, brought a cutter, spreader, and ram tool to the parking lot of the fire hall. Firefighters not only had the chance to see these tools, but were able to use them to practice cutting into vehicles as though they were performing a rescue on an entrapment victim. This was thanks to Clark's Auto Salvage of East Freedom, who towed two cars to the lot.

Freedom Township Fire Chief Ron Henry said the f...

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