Hastings-on-Hudson FD gets new equipment

Members of the Hastings Volunteer Fire Department rolled out some new rescue equipment today and showed the community how they save lives by simulating extrication from an accident. Hastings-on-Hudson fire officials say all the new tools, including cutters and a portable gasoline power unit, will replace old ones that have been in service for more than 20 years."It's going to make our job much easier," says Assistant Fire Chief Bob Russak. The Atlantic Richfield Company, which owns much of the contaminated Hastings waterfront slated for redevelopment, donated the $35,000 to buy the new equipment.All the newly purchased tools will be carried aboard a rescue truck, which is currently being modified, but should be ready in a couple of weeks.

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