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Four firefighters awarded


Back on Oct. 8, four Fort Frances Fire & Rescue Service team members responded to a motor-vehicle crash in the vicinity of Turtle River Road on Highway 11.

One occupant was trapped in a vehicle, which was on its roof.

Dave Crichton, Doug Wright, Gavin Payne, and Real DeGagne utilized a Hurst eDRAULIC Combination Tool, Hurst Heavy Hydraulic Cutters, and Hurst Hydraulic Rams for the successful rescue of the person.

Crichton, Wright, and Payne are full-time firefighters while DeGagne is a volunteer firefighter.

All four have been recognized by Hurst Jaws of Life and awarded the world-renowned Green Cross Award, which acknowledges their successful rescue using Hurst equipment.

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