Fire Department receives new equipment

Sunday Times Newspapers


RIVERVIEW — The Fire Department will receive new equipment with a recently awarded U.S. Department of Homeland Security grant.


Officials will receive $33,250 allotted through the Fire Act Grant to purchase extrication equipment. The grant requires a 5 percent match of $1,750 from the city.


The new equipment will replace the 20-year-old existing extrication equipment, which consists of hydraulic rescue tools, commonly known as the Jaws of Life, as well as air lifting bags, cribbing, adjustable stabilizer struts, collapsible signs and high-visibility vests.


Existing equipment will be offered for trade-in or sale, with proceeds going to offset the city’s 5 percent match.


Officials are unsure when the new equipment will be put into use.