BRADLEY, MI – Gun Lake Tribe and Gun Lake Casino announced the donation of funds to the Wayland Fire Department to enable the purchase of an extrication tool. The new equipment will be crucial to increasing the fire department’s capabilities when responding to an accident.
“Having this tool is huge, it makes the job so much easier,” said Jim Stoddard, Wayland Fire Department Chief. “We just appreciate being able to help people out and we really appreciate the tribe and casino helping us out with things like this.”
The EFORCE 17c-SL3 combination cutter and spreader is battery operated and small enough to be placed on the fire department’s off-road vehicle, while still powerful enough to complete any type of forcible entry, vehicle extrication and farm-related emergencies.
The Wayland Fire Department previously utilized only a hydraulic extrication tool, which requires to be tethered to a truck, making events such as off-road farm equipment accidents less accessible.
“Gun Lake Casino is committed to helping our local first responders and departments in any way possible,” said Sal Semola, Gun Lake Casino President and COO. “The donation of funds for this tool further exemplifies our dedication to making our local community a safer place.”