Ohio fire departments get grants for new rescue tools

The $110K in federal funds will allow the purchase of three hydraulic extraction devices

By Courtney Day
​Mansfield News Journal

GALION, Ohio — Fire departments in Galion and Crestline are preparing to purchase three new rescue tools through a federal grant.

The Galion Fire Department applied for and received the $110,000 Assistance to Firefighters Grant to purchase two hydraulic extraction devices for their own department as well as one for the Crestline Fire Department. The departments regularly work together as mutual aid partners.

The devices are used to pry apart the wreckage of crashed vehicles to free people trapped inside.

Full story: Galion, Crestline fire departments get grants

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