No Attleboro Fire Station

North Attleboro Fire Department headquarters on Elm Street.

NORTH ATTLEBORO — Thanks to some state funding, the fire department will be getting new tools to help save lives.

Fire Chief Chris Coleman said the department will purchase new air-lifting bags and battery-powered reciprocating saws used for extrication.

The equipment will be purchased with $10,473 the department was awarded through the state’s Firefighter Safety Equipment Grant Program.

The program allows fire departments the flexibility to select equipment from multiple categories, Coleman said.

Firefighters frequently use air bags and cutting saws when responding to car crashes.

Coleman said the department’s current air-lifting bags need to be replaced.

David Linton may be reached at 508-236-0338.

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