Emergency responders practice with new jaws of life - WNCT

Emergency responders practice with new jaws of life

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When you get something new, you want to test it out to make sure it works. Saturday, Washington's Fire and Rescue crews got the chance to try out some new equipment.    From a new air drill that cuts through glass to a new jaws of life kit. Crews got to practice prying  open doors and cut through metal. Washington Fire and Rescue Lieuteant says Saturday's practice is an imporant part of making sure they are ready when you have an emergency.

"It's always fun and be able to come out learn how to better use our tools. That way if we ever have to use them in a true emergency we know how to use them, no matter if it's 3 o'clock in the morning or 3 o'clock in the afternoon, we're trained in the back of our mind to know exactly how things work, and it clicks in place," Doug Bissett said. The crews tested out all the new gear on a donated car. The money for the new equipment is  part of grant the department received from the federal government.

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