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Danbury Firefighters Awarded Green Cross By Hurst For Their Life-Saving Rescue Work
Danbury Firefighters Awarded Green Cross By Hurst For Their Life-Saving Rescue Work

On July 27, 2018, at just about midnight, a two vehicle accident occurred on Newtown Road, which left three people seriously injured, one trapped in one vehicle, two trapped in the other. According to the Hospital Trauma Coordinator, all three victims were suffering from life threatening traumatic injuries. In her opinion, without rapid extrication of all three of these victims, the outcome would not have been as favorable as it was, with all three victims eventually recovering from their injuries. Using Hurst eDraulic Rescue Tools Firefighters from D platoon arrived and went to work to rescue the trapped victims. Deploying one set of hydraulic Hurst Jaws of Life tools, along with four different Hurst eDraulic rescue tools, the firefighters began rescuing the victims from both vehicles. On one vehicle, the position of the trapped driver made it very difficult to perform a modern dash-lift maneuver to rescue him, so firefighters reverted to the more traditional method of a ‘steering wheel/dash lift’, utilizing an eDraulics jaws with chains to free this trapped driver. As this operation was on going, other members of the crew used the other Hurst tools to free the other two victims, and turning them over to paramedics for the transport to the trauma center. Details of this rescue were sent to the Hurst Company for consideration of their Green Cross program. For the actions of the Danbury Fire Department, D Platoon, on July 27, 2018, they are awarded the Green Cross.

Pierce Manufacturing And Hurst Jaws Of Life Sponsor “Power To Protect” Sweepstakes At FRI To Support NFFF
Pierce Manufacturing And Hurst Jaws Of Life Sponsor “Power To Protect” Sweepstakes At FRI To Support NFFF

Visitors to FRI can win Hurst eDRAULIC® rescue set valued at over $30,000 Pierce Manufacturing Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation company, together with Hurst Jaws of Life Inc., are sponsoring the “Power to Protect” sweepstakes at Fire Rescue International (FRI) August 13-16 in Dallas, Texas to support the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF).  Visitors to FRI can win a Hurst eDRAULIC® rescue set valued at over $30,000. A $10 suggested donation in the Pierce booth – with 100% of proceeds raised to benefit the NFFF – is all it takes to enter the sweepstakes. "This promotion represents Pierce’s first-ever co-branded event with Hurst Jaws of Life and we are thrilled to work with Hurst in support of the NFFF, a cause very important to the entire fire service,” said Bobby Williams, Pierce Manufacturing vice president of sales and marketing.  “With more than $30,000 of state-of-the-art Hurst Jaws of Life® rescue tools to be awarded, FRI visitors and guests have the opportunity to help a great cause a chance to win these valuable prizes.” The Hurst Jaws of Life hydraulic tools featured in the sweepstakes will be on display in the Pierce booth #4313; they include a spreader, a cutter, and a ram from the company’s powerful and lightweight eDRAULIC™ line of tools that do not require hoses or a power unit. The winning ticket will be drawn and announced on Saturday, August 16 at 1:00 p.m. Winners do not need to be present at the drawing. “We’re proud to team up with Pierce and its dealer network on the “Power to Protect” sweepstakes to benefit the NFFF and support its tireless work on behalf of the families of fallen firefighters,” said Bruce Johnston, Hurst Jaws of Life, Inc. director of marketing. “Support for the important work of the NFFF is important to our employees and dealer team, and we urge those attending FRI to participate.” Ron Siarnicki, National Fallen Firefighters Foundation executive director, expressed his gratitude. “Our sincerest thanks to Pierce Manufacturing and Hurst Jaws of Life for their support of the NFFF through their “Power to Protect” sweepstakes at FRI. Without initiatives like these, we would not be able assist the families and loved ones of these fallen heroes. Today, we need the industry’s help more than ever.

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