The hydraulic rescue tools were put to work about two weeks ago to extricate a person from an overturned car.
Getting the updated
"We've been trying to get hydraulics for a while now," he said. Without the grant, "It's just too expensive."
Company representatives joined fire department members and local officials Friday morning for a formal presentation of the company's
In addition to the rescue tools, the department is using the money to replace a 1982 rescue truck it has had for about 10 years with an improved 1994 model that is expected to arrive in a couple of weeks.
The truck and tools will be used primarily when the department responds to vehicle crashes, Copeland said.
"They know they're helping a good cause," Copeland said. "They don't know what it means for us."
The positiveNRG Foundation donated the money. Employees of the NRG plant in
The foundation supports nonprofits serving the public in education, human welfare, health and wellness and sustainability.
"It's very rewarding for us to be able to help them out," plant manager
"NRG is a big part of this community," Starck said. "We want to be a bigger part."
The fire department has 24 active members and five vehicles.
"This is fabulous to be able to get this amount of money for the safety of the residents of
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