Pinal Rural Fire Rescue passes donations on to another organization

facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather
IMG_0891.JPG

Members of the Pinal Rural Fire Rescue and Pinal County Sheriff’s Search and Recue are excited to team up. (Photo courtesy PRFR)

A chance encounter while eating lunch at La Casita Mexican restaurant in Mammoth led to a first-time meeting of members of the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office Search & Rescue and Pinal Rural Fire & Rescue. Out of this unplanned meeting came a plan to cross-train together in the Galiuros, and a donation of extrication equipment to the Sheriff’s Search and Rescue Team.

PCSO Search and Rescue were conducting off-road training in the Galiuros and that happens to be part of the area that Pinal Rural Fire & Rescue protects in its 300+ sq. mile 911 service area.

PRF&R had been awarded an AFG (Assistance to Firefighters Grant) in 2012 and received all new extrication equipment. While discussing future training together, the SAR team members mentioned trying to find some extrication tools so Chief Bud Paine said, “We have some older equipment that had been donated to us. If you’d like, it you’re welcome to it.”

Chief Bud Paine and members of PCSO Search & Rescue Team meet at the PRF&R Station 625 in Mammoth with donated rescue equipment to PCSO SAR.The equipment was tested to make sure all was still working.

The SAR team received two gas power hydraulic units, two Hurst Jaws of Life spreaders, hydraulic cutters, hydraulic ram, a combi-tool (combination spreader and cutter in one) and a manifold to run multiple tools at once, and plenty of hydraulic hose for all of it.

admin (7654 Posts)


facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather
facebooktwitterby feather

Comments are closed.

  • Stories Just Posted

    Arizona Senator Commits to Land Swap Bill

    11 hours ago
    by

    By Senator John McCain Driving through Superior last week, I saw the boarded-up shops that line its Main Street. I […]


    Panthers clinch playoff berth with Homecoming win

    October 22nd, 2014
    by

    Superior Sun The Superior football team may or may not have needed to win last Friday’s Homecoming game against Hayden to reach the State Playoffs.


    Jr. Panthers almost pull upset in playoffs

    October 22nd, 2014
    by

    Superior Sun The Jr. Panthers football team reached the CJHL football playoffs after a win in their final game and some help from other teams.


    Lady Panthers post two wins last week

    October 22nd, 2014
    by

    Superior Sun The Lady Panthers volleyball team won both matches it played last week, winning at Hayden (3 – 0) before defeating Miami at home, 3 – 0 (25-18, 25-17,


  • Stories Just For You

    Miner grapplers prep for sectional tournament

    February 5th, 2014
    by

    By Andrew Luberda San Manuel Miner The San Manuel Wrestling team has been preparing for the postseason by competing against […]


    Miner grapplers prep for sectional tournament

    February 5th, 2014
    by

    By Andrew Luberda San Manuel Miner The San Manuel Wrestling team has been preparing for the postseason by competing against […]


    Sea Lions compete in Yuma’s Polar Bear Plunge Meet

    February 5th, 2014
    by

    Over the weekend of Jan. 24-26, the Sea Lions Swim Team competed at the Polar Bear Plunge Swim Meet at […]


    Postseason is next for Lady Miners after successful regular season

    February 5th, 2014
    by

    By Andrew Luberda San Manuel Miner The San Manuel girls’ basketball team boasts a record of 21 – 5 heading […]


  • Facebook

  • [Advertisement.]
  • Arizona Headlines & Current Weather

  • Directory powered by Business Directory Plugin