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Grant helps fire district buy extrication equipment

Special to the Bonanza

NLTFPD firefighters with the new equipment.

This spring, the North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District purchased new vehicle extrication tools through grant funds awarded to the district through the Nevada Office of Traffic Safety's Zero Fatalities Program.

The Zero Fatalities Program utilizes the Nevada Strategic Highway Safety Plan (zerofatalitiesnevada.com) to educate citizens and increase awareness regarding safe driving practices in an effort to reduce fatalities and serious injuries on all Nevada public roads.

The $19,389 grant funds helped purchase four new vehicle extrication tools that have twice the cutting power as the tools they replaced (for example, 120,000 pounds vs. 60,000 pounds).

All online responders have received training on the new tools and they are in service.

This article was provided by the North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District.