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Argyle VFD gains equipment, training to benefit mutual aid calls

Rural areas rely on volunteer firefighters to answer the call to save the lives and property of residents in the local area and neighboring jurisdictions.

Walton County’s Argyle Volunteer Fire Department received a grant for extrication equipment and accompanying training that will benefit incidents occurring near the county line where they respond to mutual aid calls for Holmes County.

Argyle Volunteer Fire Department received a FEMA Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) for three complete sets of extrication equipment.

Fire Chief Jonathan Day said these sets include three Amkus battery operated cutters, three battery operated spreaders, three sets of Res-Q-Jacks complete with chains, straps and hooks, three Dewalt battery operated demo saws, Dewalt reciprocating saws, three sets of cribbing and three sets of airbags. The tools will be dispersed between three stations.

Day said the state-of-the-art tools will cut down on the amount of time it takes to save lives and property and be easier to use in nighttime conditions. Day thanks Robert Wragg and the people at Central Alabama Training Solutions for their commitment to bringing exceptional equipment.

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