Brookfield Trustees awarded a contract in December to Howell Rescue Systems of Kettering, Ohio, to supply new rescue tools to the fire department.

Under the $60,500 contract, Howell will provide a Jaws of Life, the cutting and spreading tool used to free people in crashed vehicles; cribbing, struts and air bags used to stabilize and/or lift vehicles before they can be worked on at a rescue scene; a cordless reciprocating saw; and a Jaws drill attachment for windshield cutting, said Fire Lt. Nick Cresanto.

The contract is largely funded by a Federal Emergency Management Grant. The township’s share is 5 percent or $2,662, of which Hartford Township, which is served by Brookfield firefighters, will pay $363.