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SANTAQUIN’S EMERGENCY SERVICES RECEIVE `JAWS OF LIFE’

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The town's emergency services have received more than just a shot in the arm, they've received the "jaws of life."

The town recently received Trojan Corporation's AMKUS equipment, dubbed "the jaws of life," to help the volunteer fire department extricate victims from wrecked autos or similar situations.The equipment, valued at more than $11,000, was located in Santaquin, where it will be equally accessible to most of the county, according to John Feasler of Trojan.

"It was a tough decision to decide which community should get the equipment," Feasler said. "Everyone had a need for it."

Feasler said the equipment could possibly cut emergency service time from an hour down to five minutes, which would greatly enhance the life-saving potential of both the fire department and emergency medical technicians.