Heath FD gets 1st Jaws of Life set

Published 12:02 am Saturday, March 31, 2012

Those traveling through Heath may now feel a bit safer should they have a wreck.

The Heath Fire Department received its first set of vehicle extrication equipment on Tuesday.

Assistant Chief Lee Walker said a training class was held to train the firefighters on the proper use and quickest ways to gain access to a patient in a vehicle collision.

“Heath Fire Department hopes that this equipment will never be used, but if it does, the residents of the town of Heath and people passing through can rest assured that the Heath Fire Department will be there to help you in your time of need,” Walker said. “Firefighters and paramedics have a front-row seat to a lot of death and destruction, whether it be a vehicle accident or a structure fire. Fire and EMS must prepare their minds with knowledge and their trucks with the equipment needed to saves lives.”

Walker said Mike Mitchell with TNT Rescue Solutions, and he instructed the class.