Pictured with new equipment: (from left) firefighter/EMT Joe Addy, firefighter/NRP Kay Chambers, firefighter Tim Chambers, firefighter/PIO Andy Vance, 2nd Asst. Chief Austin Cunningham, Representative/firefighter Randy Rushing, (in front) firefighter/EMT Danny Cherry, Senator Tyler McCaughn, 1st Asst. Chief John Everett, firefighter/NRP Tyler Spears, firefighter/NRP Parker McWhirter, firefighter Dustin Shoemaker, and firefighter/EMT Michael Addy. (Taking photo) Fire department treasurer Donna Everett. | Special to The Appeal
Members of the Decatur Volunteer Fire Department are seen proudly displaying the departments new battery powered rescue tools for extrication and rescue operations.
Otherwise known as the “jaws of life,” these tools are the most “up-to-date” tools for extrication and rescues offered to the fire services. Fire Chief Raymond Overstreet said in a statement, “We are extremely fortunate to have these new rescue tools to help serve the citizens of Newton County. Our profound thanks to Representative Randy Rushing and State Senator Tyler McCaughn for their tireless efforts in obtaining funding for this much needed equipment.”
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