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NCFPD declares 1990 extrication system as surplus


Last updated 2/13/2014 at Noon

The North County Fire Protection District declared a 1990 auto extrication system to be surplus equipment.

The 5-0 NCFPD board vote Jan. 28 allows the 1990 Amkus auto extrication system of a pump, a spreader, a cutter, and three rams to be auctioned or otherwise sold using approved methods.

The district used the Amkus systems after purchasing them. “Since then the technology has improved,” said NCFPD deputy fire chief Ed Sprague. “We have new extrication tools on our apparatus.”

A significant factor in the need to upgrade extrication equipment was a Federal motor vehicle standard...

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