The Rush Fire Department has a new life-saving tool thanks to a donation from a local couple.
The department reports the couple, who asked to remain anonymous, donated a battery-powered Hurst Jaws of Life combo spreader and cutter -- the tool firefighters often use to cut people out of serious car crashes. The device cost $13,000, firefighters say.
Firefighters write in a statement, "[The couple] stated that they wanted to donate something to the department to make a difference in our rescue operation and acknowledge the efforts of the volunteers that protect the Town of Rush. They stated that they were impressed on how we keep the residents informed through the town newsletter on how we operate the department and attempt to save money every place we can."