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Photo by Rachelle Klemme Don Niles of Wadena, left, and Al Doty of Royalton, Minn. view Jaws of Life equipment presented by Jason Wright of the Wadena Fire Department during the TCHC Block Party July 17. Firefighter Brent Johnson (not pictured) said July 25 the fire department is trying to raise $17,000 for new Jaws of Life equipment, and as of that day they raised $14,011 with the hope to get $2,989 in time to order in August.

Firefighters nearly done with Jaws of Life fundraising efforts

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The Wadena Fire Department is going for a final fundraising push in the hopes of ordering new Jaws of Life equipment in time for the fire department's October open house.

Firefighter Brent Johnson said Wednesday the fire department needs to raise $2,989 more to purchase new Jaws of Life equipment. He also said the community and businesses have been great with donations, and they have raised $14,011 so far of the estimated $17,000 the fire department needs to come up with.

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