The Sunrise Beach Fire Protection District recently were able to replace some obsolete equipment thanks to the donation it received from the 2012 Lake of the Ozarks Shootout boating event.
The district purchased a complete Para Tech high pressure air bag set, according to Fire Chief Dennis Reilly.
"These air bags could be critical in the event we respond to an accident where a vehicle has overturned and someone is trapped," stated Reilly in a press release.
The rescue air bags can be utilized in any type of accident where a heavy object falls on top of someone.
Major construction project like the ongoing development of Wood Supermarket in Sunrise Beach could easily present the district with a situation where they have a very small window of opportunity to make a rescue if someone is crushed, Reilly said.
"The air bags are the perfect way to accomplish this type of rescue," Reilly said. "The Fire District is very fortunate to have such a great supporter as 'The Shootout' and we are very appreciative for what they have done to help us."