Byram firefighters get a hands-on demonstration in life saving equipment to help car accident patients.
The Hurst Hydraulics E-Draulics will help rescuers extricate people from vehicles more quickly.
The company says the tools meet the requirements needed to cut through newer exotic metals used to make vehicles.
The Byram Fire Department was the first in the state to buy the equipment.
They say the old extrication tools were bulky and needed hydraulic lines.
The E- Draulics machine uses an industrial strength battery for its power.
"It allows us to be able to move more freely at an extrication scene and perform our job without a lot of cumbersome extra equipment," said Byram Fire Chief Marshall Robinson.
Currently there are less than a dozen sets of the E-Draulics rescue tools in the state.
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