Bridgeport FD revs up lifesaving chainsaws

<p>The Bridgeport Fire Department tore holes into a city house's roof Tuesday with three types of new rescue chainsaws as the city mulls buying new tools.</p>

News 12 Staff

Oct 31, 2017, 4:58 PM

Updated 2,392 days ago

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The Bridgeport Fire Department tore holes into a city house's roof Tuesday with three types of new rescue chainsaws as the city mulls buying new tools.
The saws are designed to be lightweight and strong, potentially saving time when lives are on the line.
Firefighters trained with them on the roof of a city home that was set for demolition.
Cutting through the roof of a burning building releases smoke and heat, according to Lance Edwards, a deputy fire chief.
"Not just for us, but the occupants inside the building," he says.
After the training, firefighters will have input on which of the new saws the city may buy.


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