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Photo by Rachelle Klemme. Firefighter Brent Johnson shows the cutting component of the Jaws of Life equipment.

Firefighters working to buy new Jaws

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The Wadena Fire Department Relief Association is raising funds to purchase new Jaws of Life equipment which firefighters said is crucial to carry out rescues on some newer types of vehicles.

Brent Johnson, secretary of the Relief Association, said the current Jaws equipment is still working well, but outdated and not designed to take apart newer cars that have titanium framing in the chassis.

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