Illinois fire department donates Jaws of Life to EDCFVD
Last Sunday, the Eastern Douglas County Volunteer Fire Department welcomed Deputy Chief Gary Larrow of the Pecatonica, Ill., Fire Department. Larrow, left, was in the area to visit family members and made a special stop by EDCVFD to bring a donation, Public Information Officer Kathy Gifford with the local fire department. Items donated were newer, more compact extrication tools, consisting of a combination cutter/splitter, cutter, hoses and a compressor. Commonly known as " The Jaws of Life,’’ Gifford explained, the tools are crucial in the event of motor vehicle accidents. “We at Eastern Douglas are so grateful for this generous donation, and would like to thank Deputy Chief Larrow and the Pecatonica Fire Department for their generosity,” said Gifford. “Donations such as these provide the department with the tools necessary for us to be more effective and efficient in serving our community." Receiving the donation on behalf of the fire department is EDCFVD Chief Chris Hammett.