Old Jaws can’t handle today’s cars

Ridgefield, Conn. Fire Dept. definitely gets it:

“It’s really important we replace these tools for two reasons — the age of the equipment and the steel technology used in modern cars,” said fire Chief Heather Burford. “We have to keep up with new cars or otherwise we won’t be able to do our job.”

First Selectman Rudy Marconi said the current Jaws of Life can’t cut through the steel bodies of today’s automobiles, which are designed to be stronger than cars made when the Jaws of Life were purchased.

From The Ridgefield Press.