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Affinity Plus donates $10K to Duluth Fire for rescue equipment

Duluth Fire receives donation
Duluth Fire receives donation(KBJR/CBS)
Published: Nov. 12, 2021 at 10:27 AM CST
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DULUTH, MN. (KBJR) - The Duluth Fire Department has a few new reasons to be thankful this holiday season.

Members of the Duluth Fire Department received a donation to the Duluth Firefighters Foundation of $10,000 from Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union.

The donated money will be used to buy needed rescue equipment that could help save lives during emergencies.

Affinity Plus donated a MultiForce Air Lifting Bag to allow firefighters to lift objects during rescue operations.

Duluth Fire receives donation
Duluth Fire receives donation(KBJR/CBS)

“Adding the MultiForce Air Lifting Bag to our toolkit will make rescue personnel faster, safer, and more versatile,” Assistant Chief Dennis Edwards said. “This equipment will be used in crash rescues as well as building collapse and trench rescue operations.”

“We know this will be useful on several types of calls that we respond to,” Edwards continued. “Over the past few years, we have seen an increase in emergency response calls where a person is pinned under a vehicle, or a car goes through a building.

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