By The Charlotte News

Two fire chiefs, Shelburne Chief Jerry Ouimet and Charlotte Chief Dick St. George. Photo by Lee Krohn.

Two fire chiefs, Shelburne Chief Jerry Ouimet and Charlotte Chief Dick St. George,
oversee extrication drills conducted last week. The new “Jaws of Life” tools are battery powered instead of hydraulically powered. The big advantage is portability. No generator is needed with the new tools, and no hydraulic hoses need to be hauled to run them.