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Ray City firefighters get life-saving equipment

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By Robin Jedlicka - bio | email

February 10, 2009

RAY CITY, GA (WALB) - The Ray City Volunteer Fire Department has received a donation that may assist in saving lives for years to come. 

The fire station is now owner to a set of emergency airbags.  Unlike the typical airbags found in cars, these are used in emergency situations.  The bags provide enough air flow to lift a vehicle or even a collapsed building if someone is trapped underneath. Each can lift almost eleven tons.

The airbags were provided by the Berrien County Commissioners.

Firefighter David Gilbert explained the importance of the airabags, saying, "Somebody's life may be under that vehicle, and I would want them to be able to get me out. I think this was a wise investment."

Ray City is now the only fire department in Berrien County to have this new life-saving equipment.  

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