Grant secured for new extraction tools in Rexford

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REXFORD, N.Y. (NEWS10) — A local fire department secured a $50,000 grant for some new extraction equipment.

Firefighters from the Rexford Fire Department demonstrated their new Jaws of Life tools on vehicles Thursday. The new tools give first responders better equipment to extract people from cars after a crash.

Officials said every second count in emergencies.

The new tools cost about $55,000 in total.

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