Firefighters with the Chillicothe Fire Department tested different
"jaws-of-life" brands this morning (Tuesday) on demolished cars, behind
the Chillicothe R-2 bus barn. Per Fire Chief Darrell Wright, the department recently had a breakdown with a piece of their current
equipment, and they are testing several brands to pick the best fit for
them. The firefighters were also taking tips Tuesday from the companies to
improve their usage technique.
The Missouri Region B Mobile Live Fire Training trailer was set up across
from the Chillicothe Fire Department building (in the parking lot of the
Calvary Baptist Church, Chillicothe) all of Saturday (October 13). Earlier in
the day, demonstrations of training exercises were delayed because of
rainfall. However, later Saturday afternoon, members of the Chillicothe
Fire Department were active participants in the demonstrations, which drew
small crowds of onlookers.