The Barbados Fire Service (BFS) has received a new Jaws of Life donated by the family of a recent accident victim, in conjunction with Barbados Rotary Club West.
Immediate Past President of the Rotary Club of Barbados West Farid Mansour told Barbados TODAY that following the fatal death of Xavier Mansour two and a half years ago, his mother, Comarie Mansour, worked with the club to make the donation possible.
A demonstration of the new equipment was made at Vauclause, St Thomas Monday, following the presentation of the Jaws of Life to the fire service two weeks ago.
Acting Sub Officer Ryan Austin noted that there had been a decrease in the number of accidents requiring the Jaws of Life this year compared to 2015, but did not give any figures.
However, he said the electronic equipment, would be of tremendous assistance to the BFS in responding to accidents in which there is need for extrication of trapped patients.