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Amenia Fire Co. gets new ‘Jaws of Life’

Gathering just before year’s end on Dec. 20, 2021, above, members of the Amenia Fire Company lined up to celebrate the purchase of new auto extrication equipment funded by Dutchess County’s 2021 Municipal Investment Grant program. Fire Chief Aaron Howard Jr. explained it includes Amkus rescue tools, known as the “Jaws of Life.” They are used to help extricate victims from automobile accidents when the most powerful tools are necessary to quickly rescue car crash survivors.

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