New Jaws of Life for local SES

January 16, 2023 9:03 am in by

SES Mildura Building

The Mildura SES unit says it’ll be able to better respond to accidents on local roads each year, after recently receiving new road rescue tools, also known as the Jaws of Life.

The local volunteers are called to more than 30 traffic incidents each year.

SES says the new tools are battery-operated, allowing units to quickly get to a scene and not have to rely on a pump at the end of a long hose, and the units provide more range and can cut through materials found in modern vehicles.

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The new machines can even operate underwater.

Other SES units around Victoria have also taken possession of the new machines.


Image: David Burrows (River 1467)