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New Extrication Equipment For Fire Department, Thanks to Monetary Donations


September 22, 2021


THANK YOU LADIES: Whitehall Volunteer Fire Department Fire Chief Joe Granvold (left) and two volunteer fire fighters (end, at right: Kelsey McDuff and Carrie Kondratuk) stand with the Ladies of the Auxiliary who helped assist in purchasing the extrication equipment. From left, Lea Huskey, Laurie Dorvall, Vera Jensen, Marge Duffey, Patti Kuglar, Gayle Strozzi, and Cynthia Ayers. Not pictured: Aimee Heimberg, Terry Moreno, Joe Seccard, Chris Hellwig, and Janet Davis.

State of the art extrication equipment was purchased by the Whitehall Volunteer Fire Department thanks, in large part to a $10,000 donation from the Ladies Auxiliary, which runs the Country Store by Whitehall RV Park. The equipment was much needed, according to Fire Chief Joe Granvold, who said issues with the hydraulics on the older equipment held up rescue times. The new equipment, Granvold said, is much quicker and easier to use.

“If even one life is saved because of this’s amazing,” Patti Duford said.

The department also received $6,000 from the Jefferson Valley R...

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