by Mindy Aguon
Guam - The Guam Fire Department received $100,000 worth of equipment today. Sledgehammers, crash axes, wrenches, straps, multi-use tools, crash sets and more were distributed to firefighters this morning. The equipment was paid with federal and local money.
Fire Chief Dave Peredo told KUAM News, "One of the latest that we got in to issue to our guys is the K-12 saw, and these are a combination type of saw that has different types of blades. One what we use them for is to gain access to burning structures or buildings, so our guys can go in there and extinguish the fires."
Peredo also said the equipment will augment the five new fire trucks the department is working to get with $1.5 million in U.S. Department of the Interior funds.
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