Cottonwood AZ (January 4, 2016) – Clarkdale Fire District pursued grant funding from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS) prior to the consolidation into Verde Valley Fire District effective July 1, 2016. The $11,070 in grant funding was used to purchase two sets of air bag lift systems.
Air bags can be used in a variety of incidents to displace, spread or otherwise move objects. The most common situations involve rescues where victims are caught underneath vehicles. Time is a critical factor in these rescues and having properly operating equipment is essential to a successful outcome. This new equipment provides Verde Valley Fire District with the most reliable and current technology to safely and efficiently rescue and remove trapped victims.
“We are excited to have the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety partner with us to improve the equipment we have to respond to rescues, particularly motor vehicle crashes” stated Fire Chief Nazih Hazime.
About Verde Valley Fire District:
Verde Valley Fire District was established in 2002 as a result of a merger between Cornville-Page Springs Fire District and Verde Rural Fire District. The District serves an area of approximately 104 square miles within Yavapai County adjacent to the City of Cottonwood, including the unincorporated communities of Cornville and Page Springs and the incorporated Town of Clarkdale. For more information, please visit their website at www.verdevalleyfire.org.