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Fire Dept. receives grant for new extraction equipment

Post Date:12/03/2018 8:55 am
Buckeye Fire and Medical Rescue was recently awarded a grant of approximately $38,000 from the Governor’s office of Highway Safety to purchase new battery operated extraction equipment to assist during auto accidents and other medical emergencies.       Exterior of Fire Station 704

As a member of the Phoenix dispatch system, Buckeye Fire is considered an automatic aid partner, so they are often one of the closest units available to assist in auto accidents on both Interstate 10 and Loop 303. 

The new battery powered equipment will replace eight-year-old mechanical equipment that’s logged hundreds of hours of operation. The new equipment is lighter, more portable and can be used on both high and low angles. 

Another advantage is the equipment is quieter, greatly reducing the noise at an accident scene and improving the ability to communicate with accident victims and other responding agencies. 

In 2017, Buckeye Fire responded to more than 7,600 calls in the city. Auto accidents accounted for more than 400 of those calls.

To learn more about Buckeye Fire and Medical Rescue, please visit buckeyeaz.gov/fire-department.