GRADY COUNTY, GA (WALB) - Grady County Volunteer Firefighters are showing off a shiny, new piece of equipment that could help save the lives of accident victims.
Firefighters received a $20,000 grant from Georgia Fire and Rescue and the rescue supply company Holmatro.
The grant provided a new Hydraulic tool known as the "jaws of life" for the department.
Grady County Fire Chief Richard Phillips said, “There's a golden hour that if you get a patient to the hospital and then surgery during that golden hour, they have a better chance of survival. So this will help us on the north end.”
Chief Phillips said they have one set at their central location, but the new set will be stationed in the northern region of the county to quickly assist with accidents there.