Two Indiana fire departments have received Champion Rescue Tools through a donation by Keller & Keller, a personal injury law firm with offices in Indiana, Michigan and New Mexico.
The Bloomington and Switz City Fire Departments each received a Champion Rescue Tools BEAST Multi-Tool Cutter/Spreader from Keller & Keller through its community donation program.
“Getting victims out of five-star, crash-rated cars is taking longer with older extrication tools, which weren’t made to cut through the sophisticated metals used in the safest new vehicles,” said Bloomington Fire Chief Roger Kerr.
“The citizens of Greene County, Indiana now have a fire rescue service with the best vehicle rescue tools available to save lives,” said Switz City Chief Bryan Woodall.
“Keller & Keller has a long history of supporting The Samantha’s House Foundation, which helps seriously injured victims of auto accidents,” said Jim Keller, Managing Partner at Keller & Keller. “We’ve been searching for donation opportunities to help mitigate these types of serious injuries which led us to donating the Champion Rescue Tools to two Indiana fire rescue services.”
Champion is the sponsor, along with Volvo Cars of North America and leading fire equipment manufacturers, of the no-cost Five Star Extrication Training Academy and Five-Star Crash Course.
For information, go to www.championrescuetools.com.